Man arrested after woman’s body found in Dublin apartment

Gardaí alerted after paramedics called to scene in Cabra on Sunday afternoon

 Amanda Carroll  a 33 year old mother of two was found by a close relative on Sunday, at her apartment in Cabra. Photograph: Facebook

Amanda Carroll a 33 year old mother of two was found by a close relative on Sunday, at her apartment in Cabra. Photograph: Facebook

 

A man has been arrested in Dublin following the discovery of a woman’s body on the north side of the city.

The woman was named locally as Amanda Carroll (33), a mother of two.

Her body was found by a close relative, shortly after 2.30pm yesterday, at her apartment in Homestead Court, Quarry Road, Cabra, Dublin 7. It is understood she died violently. There were no signs of a break-in.

Gardaí were alerted by Dublin Fire Brigade paramedics after they had been called to the scene.

Other residents of the apartment complex, which is owned and managed by the Tuath approved housing body, gathered at the gated entrance advising media not to enter and asking journalists to respect her privacy.

The body of a woman was found at the Homestead Court Apartments in Cabra. Photograph: Garrett White/Collins
The body of a woman was found at the Homestead Court Apartments in Cabra. Photograph: Garrett White/Collins

The scene at the apartment was sealed off as a crime scene, and preserved while the Garda technical bureau carried out an examination. The woman’s body remained at the scene on Sunday evening. Two plain-clothes gardaí left the complex at about 8.45 pm, while others remained inside.

Staff at the local Antonio’s take-away described Ms Carroll as “always happy, always in good form” adding that people were “devastated” at the news of her death.

A postmortem examination is due to be carried out Monday morning.

A man in his mid-30s was arrested and is being detained at Mountjoy Garda station under section 4 of Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

The death, if as a result of violence, will be the sixth of a woman in such circumstances this year.

In September Ingrida Maciokaite (31) originally from Lithuania and mother of two young children, was murdered in Dundalk. In May Jastine Valdez (24) was found in Rathmichael, Dublin. The only suspect in the case, Mark Hennessy, was shot dead by gardaí the day before.

The body of Anastasia Kriegel (14) was found at a derelict farmhouse in Lucan, Co Dublin, also in May.

In April the remains of 30-year-old Natalia Karaczyn were found on the outskirts of Sligo Town.

In February, the body of Joanne Ball was found in the wardrobe of an apartment in Ranelagh. Her husband, Keith Less, was accused of murder, and was found dead in Mountjoy Prison in April.