Body of Aoife Phelan found near Portlaoise

Aoife Phelan
Image caption Aoife Phelan disappeared last month

A body discovered in County Laois has been formally identified as that of missing pregnant woman Aoife Phelan.

The body of the 30-year-old was uncovered during a police search of an area outside Portlaoise.

Meanwhile a 24-year-old man who was rearrested on Wednesday night in connection with her murder remains in custody.

Ms Phelan was four months pregnant when she disappeared from Portlaoise on 25 October.

She had been working in the town as a live-in nanny for a married couple.

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