Cavan pub siege: Woman had been beaten and shot
6 September 2013 Last updated at 18:35 BST
It is understood a 54-year-old woman killed in County Cavan on Thursday evening had been beaten and shot.
Police are continuing to question a man over the killing in Bailieborough.
The man is believed to be the woman's estranged husband. He was detained after a 10-hour stand-off at a pub in the town.
BBC Northern Ireland's Dublin correspondent Shane Harrison reports.