Man arrested by Gardai investigating fatal assault in Kerry

A man in his 30s has been arrested by Gardaí investigating a fatal assault in Tralee, Co. Kerry yesterday.

He was arrested in the early hours of this morning, in Cork and is currently being detained at Tralee Garda Station.

Thomas Dooley died after being attacked while attending a funeral at Rath Cemetery in Tralee yesterday.

His wife, Siobhán, is still being treated in University Hospital Kerry with non-life threatening injuries. 

A statement from An Garda Siochana read:

“A man in his 30s has been arrested by Gardaí investigating a fatal assault in Tralee, Co. Kerry on Wednesday, 5th October 2022.

“He was arrested in the early hours of this morning, Thursday 6th October, in Cork and is currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 at Tralee Garda Station.

“A post-mortem examination is expected to be carried out by Dr Collis, Office of the State Pathologist, at University Hospital Kerry, Tralee later this morning.

“Investigating Gardaí continue to appeal for witnesses to come forward and for any person with camera footage to make it available to them.

“Anyone with information is asked to contact the incident room at Tralee Garda Station on 066 710 2300, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

“The investigation is ongoing and further updates will follow.”


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