Shortly after 6.30pm this evening, Sunday 5th March 2023, Gardaí and Emergency Services responded to reports of a fire at a house on Pheasanthill, Castlebar.
The body of a man was discovered inside the residence.
A man has been arrested by Gardaí on suspicion of murder. He is currently detained in Castlebar Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.
The scene is currently preserved and the services of the Garda Technical Bureau, and Office of the State Pathologist are being requested.
Gardaí in Castlebar are appealing to anyone who may have information in relation to this incident to contact them at Castlebar Garda Station on 094 903 8200, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda station.
Investigations are ongoing. An Garda Síochána has no further comment at this time.