A woman in her 30s has died after a stabbing in Dundalk, Co Louth.
She was attacked in the Linen Hall Street area on Tuesday afternoon and was pronounced dead in hospital a short time later.
A man in his 40s has been arrested in connection with the Garda investigation.
Police said the scene has been preserved for a technical and forensic examination and the state pathologist and coroner have been notified.
A post-mortem on the woman is due to be carried out in due course.