A man is in custody in Kilkenny Garda Station following the death of a woman in her twenties earlier this evening.
The woman was stabbed and fatally injured at the Market Cross Shopping Centre in the centre of the city shortly after 8.30pm.
Gardai were called to the scene and the woman was immediately brought to St Luke’s Hospital where she was pronounced dead.
A post mortem is expected to take place later today. A man was arrested a short time later and is currently being questioned by detectives at Kilkenny Garda Station.
Gardai have confirmed that they are treating the death as a murder investigation.