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Thurles Man To Be Charged In Connection With Waterford Murder

A 28 year old Thurles native named as Mr Daniel (Danny) Whelan, previously with an address at Monakeeba, Thurles, Co. Tipperary and currently of no fixed abode, will be charged with the murder of M/s Samantha Walsh, a mother-of-four, in Waterford this morning.

The body of M/s Walsh aged 31 years, from Central Avenue in Lisduggan, was found at a flat in Thomas Court, Thomas Street, in Waterford city, at the weekend.

Detectives investigating the killing of M/s Walsh arrested the man at approximately 3.00pm on Sunday afternoon last, under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, which allows for detention for up to 24 hours. Following his arrest Mr Whelan was brought to Waterford Garda station in Ballybricken for questioning.

The body of M/s Walsh, will be buried following Requiem Mass at St Paul’s Church, in Lisduggan at 10.00am on Tuesday, followed by interment afterwards in Kilbarry Cemetery.

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