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Victim of fatal Clondalkin stabbing named locally as mother-of-three Cathy Ward

Gardaí were called to the scene in the early hours of this morning.

The scene was sealed off today for garda forensic tests.
The scene was sealed off today for garda forensic tests.
Image: Sam Boal/

Updated Mar 1st 2019, 5:40 PM

NEIGHBOURS OF A woman in her 40s who was killed in her home in Clondalkin, west Dublin, last night are “in a state of shock”. 

The incident happened at a house on Greenfort Drive, where gardaí responded to a call-out at around 12.30am.

The woman, a mother-of-three in her 40s, was found with serious injuries believed to have been inflicted with a knife. She has this evening been named locally as Cathy Ward.

She was pronounced dead at the scene and a man in his 50s, who was known to the victim, was arrested.  It is understood that investigating gardaí are treating this as a domestic incident and are not looking for anyone else in connection with the woman’s death. 

South Dublin mayor and Sinn Féin councillor Mark Ward said this is “another devastation visited on the area of north Clondalkin”.

I just want to extend my condolences to this lady’s family and friends. I didn’t know the family personally but I know the road very well and was talking to a few residents there this morning. They are in a state of shock. 

“Nobody likes to see a violent crime like that committed on their doorstep,” he said. 

Clondalkin stabbing Gardaí were called to the scene just after midnight. Source: Sam Boal

The arrested man is being detained at Lucan Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

The house remains sealed off for garda forensic tests. The woman’s body has been removed from the scene.

- With reporting by Michelle Hennessy and Garreth MacNamee 

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