Gardaí investigating the fatal assault on Ashling Murphy that occurred at approximately 4pm on Wednesday, 12th January, 2022, along the canal bank at Cappincur, Tullamore, County Offaly have arrested a male in his 30s on suspicion of murder.
The male is now detained in Tullamore Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.
An Garda Síochána has no further comment at this time.
Earlier, it was reported that Gardaí had been waiting to interview a man about the murder and question him under caution when he was deemed mentally and physically well enough.
The man presented for treatment last Thursday.
Huge crowds gathered for the funeral of Ashling Murphy earlier this morning in the village of Mountbolus, and outside St Brigid’s Church.
President Michael D Higgins and Taoiseach Micheál Martin were among those in attendance.
The 23 year old school teacher's funeral heard how her family and boyfriend were robbed of a precious gift when she was killed last Wednesday.
Friends and colleagues played music throughout the mass, while offerings such as a hurl and musical instrument were brought to the alter to represent some of Ashling's many talents.
Bishop Tom Deenihan, in addressing the congregation, described the past few days as a nightmare.