Arrest after woman's body is found in County Kerry

A man has been arrested following the death of a woman in County Kerry.

The body of the woman, who was in her early 50s, was found in a house at Ballinageragh, Lixnaw, on Wednesday morning.

The discovery was reported to police at about 11:15 GMT. The woman, who had sustained injuries, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The arrested man, who is 19, was detained in Listowel, County Kerry, a short time later.

The teenager is being questioned at Listowel garda (police) station.

The house has been cordoned off and members of the Garda Forensic Bureau are travelling to the scene.

The state pathologist's office has also been notified of the the death.

Police have appeared for anyone who "may have seen any unusual activity around Ballinageragh" on Wednesday morning to contact them.