A 38-year-old woman from the Indian subcontinent, who had been living in Ireland for several years, was found dead in Cork city on Friday night. The woman, who was the mother of a primary school-aged boy, was not present at the time of the incident. Gardaí are currently investigating the stabbing and trying to establish a motive, with early indications suggesting it may be related to a domestic disturbance. The incident took place in a bedroom of a house in Cardinal Court in Wilton. Emergency services were called to the scene after 10pm, but the woman was pronounced dead. Her body was later removed to Cork University Hospital for a postmortem examination. A man in his 40s was arrested at the scene and is currently being held for questioning at Togher Garda Station. The investigation is ongoing and gardaí are appealing to the public for any information that may assist them.
Local councillors expressed their shock and condolences following the incident. Colm Kelleher, a local Fianna Fáil councillor, described the news as dreadful and shocking, stating that the whole community is rattled. He emphasized that Cardinal Court is a quiet area, located about 5km from the city centre, and expressed his support for the ongoing investigation. Fergal Dennehy, another councillor, appealed to anyone with information to come forward and offered his condolences to the victim’s family. He described Cardinal Court as a quiet and lovely residential area.
Residents of the area also expressed their shock and sadness. One local man highlighted that Cardinal Court is home to a diverse community, with many medics and professionals from overseas residing there due to its proximity to Cork University Hospital and Munster Technological University. An Indian woman living close to the scene of the incident expressed her shock and sympathy for the victim’s family, particularly noting the impact on the woman’s young son. Other Indian women in the area also expressed their sadness and offered support to the victim’s loved ones, including assistance with repatriation of her body to India.
Local residents, such as Seamus Twomey and Ursula Moriarty, described the incident as tragic and unexpected in their usually quiet and peaceful neighborhood. Gardaí have urged anyone with information about the incident to contact Togher Garda Station, the Garda Confidential Line, or any local garda station.
In summary, a woman from the Indian subcontinent was found dead in Cork city, and a man in his 40s has been arrested in connection with the incident. Gardaí are investigating the stabbing, which is believed to be linked to a domestic disturbance. Local councillors and residents expressed shock and offered condolences to the victim’s family. The community, including the Indian Community in Cork, has expressed support and willingness to assist with practical matters such as repatriation. Gardaí have appealed for information from the public to aid in their ongoing investigation.