#BREAKING NEWS Gardaí confirm Limerick woman was murdered

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Rose Hanrahan
The late Mrs Rose Hanrahan.

Gardaí have confirmed that a murder inquiry is now under way into the death of 78-year-old Limerick woman Rose Hanrahan whose body was found at her home yesterday afternoon.

Gardaí upgraded their investigation after Deputy State Pathologist Michael Curtis carried out a post-mortem examination on Mrs Hanrahan’s body this evening.

Earlier today, Gardaí received court authority to continue searching Ms Hanrahan’s home at New Road, Thomondgate  for a further 48 hours.

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Mrs Hanrahan’s body was discovered in a downstairs room of her home by a relative at around 1.30pm yesterday.

Superintendent Derek Smart is briefing media on details of the investigation at   Mayorstone Garda Station.

Rose Hanrahan
The crime scene at New Road, Thomondgate.
Photo: Brendan Gleeson

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