Man arrested in Cork after fatal stabbing at Kerry funeral
A man in his 30s has been arrested after a deadly stabbing at a funeral in Tralee, Co Kerry.
He was held in Cork in the early hours of Thursday and taken to Tralee’s garda station.
On Wednesday morning, following reports of a brawl, a man – named locally as Thomas Dooley – in his 40s was pronounced dead at Rath Cemetery in Rathass.
His body was taken to University Hospital Kerry.
A woman, also in her 40s and thought to be Mr Dooley’s wife, suffered serious but not life-threatening injuries and was being treated in hospital.
A post-mortem examination is expected to be carried out on Mr Dooley’s body by state pathologist Dr Sally Anne Collis at University Hospital Kerry later on Thursday.
An incident room has been set up at Tralee garda station and a senior investigating officer has been appointed.
Gardai are appealing for witnesses to come forward and for anyone with camera footage to make it available.
Those with information are asked to contact Tralee garda station on 066 710 2300, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.