Gardaí are investigating a fatal assault that occurred at a house in Swinford, Co. Mayo last night, Monday 16th November 2020 at approximately 11pm.
A man, aged in his 20s, has been pronounced dead at the scene. His body remains at the scene, which is currently preserved for a technical examination. The services of the State Pathologist have been requested.
A man, aged in his 30s, has been arrested and is currently detained in Castlebar Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.
Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have information in relation to this incident to come forward. Gardaí are also appealing to anyone who may have witnessed any unusual activity in Swinford town between the hours of 8pm and 11.15pm yesterday evening to come forward.
Anyone with any information should contact Swinford Garda Station on 094 925 2990 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.
Investigations are ongoing.