Gardaí investigate double murder in Carndonagh

Gardaí are this morning investigating a double murder at Churchtown, Carndonagh.

The body of a man and woman in their 70s, believed to be husband and wife, were discovered at their home in Carndonagh shortly after 9am this morning.

A short time later a man in his 40s was arrested, and he is being questioned at Buncrana Garda Station.

The scene has been preserved pending a Garda forensic examination.

The office of the State Pathologist has been informed.

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Damian Dowds

Damian studied at NUI Maynooth and worked with Intel Ireland on graduation. Followings stints as a civil servant in Leinster House, and with magazine publisher Ashville Media, he returned to Inishowen to set up the Inishowen Independent in 2007.