Updated: 29/03/17 : 12:59:50
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Second arrest in mother-of-three murder probe

A second man has been arrested in connection with the murder of Nicola Collins in Cork on Monday.

The 44-year-old was arrested in the Limerick city area this morning and is being detained at Mayfield Garda Station in Cork.

Ms Collins, 38, who was originally from Tralee, Co Kerry but living at Togher in Cork, was found by emergency services in a flat on the Popham's Road, Farranree, in the early hours of Monday.

The mother of three had sustained head injuries and despite efforts to resuscitate her, was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 42-year-old man arrested at the scene was released without charge from garda custody yesterday.

A file is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.