A man in his 20’s was arrested in the Tipperary area, shortly after 5.00pm yesterday, before being brought to Dungarvan Garda Station for questioning.
His questioning is understood to be with regard to the horrific murder of pensioner Mr Paddy Lyons, aged 90, who was attacked with a blunt weapon in his home in Loughreagh, Ballysaggart in Co. Waterford on Friday last.
The arrested male is being held under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, which allows Gardaí to detain him, without charge, for up to 24 hours. Gardaí are understood to have also moved to examine a property on the Waterford Road, out of Clonmel, Co. Tipperary. Reports this morning state that the area remains sealed off, with a considerable Gardaí presence; searching grounds surrounding the dwelling house.
It is understood that Mr Lyons, when found, had suffered horrific injuries to his head and in particular the facial area. Unconfirmed reports believe Mr Lyons may possibly have known the killer from previous visits to his isolated dwelling, same situated just 11km (6.9mls) from the tourist area of Lismore in Co. Waterford.
It has also been suggested that a number of other people may have visited the home of Mr Lyons, also on the same day that he was savagely murdered.
Gardaí in Dungarvan continue to appeal for witnesses to contact them on Tel: 058 48600, or the Garda Confidential Line on Tel: 1800 666 111 or indeed through any Garda station.