Thursday 21 September 2017

Sydney police probe woman's death

Catriona Norveil: popular
Catriona Norveil: popular
Majella O'Sullivan

Majella O'Sullivan

POLICE in Australia are investigating the circumstances of the death of a young Irish woman who was found dead in an apartment.

Catriona Norveil (22) had been living in Sydney since February, when she emigrated to Australia in search of work.

Her heartbroken mother Chris learned the news on Sunday night when Dingle gardai called to the family home near Ventry, Co Kerry, after being contacted by police in Sydney.

The family are now awaiting the return of Catriona's remains and are being offered assistance by the Irish Embassy in Australia.

Police are still probing the cause of her death and a post-mortem examination was due to be carried out in Sydney this morning.

News of the tragedy has shocked the west Kerry community, and neighbours and friends have been flocking to the family home in Rathinane near Ventry to offer support to Catriona's mother, her sister Heather and her brothers David and Joseph. Catriona -- or Cat as she was known to friends -- had left home in February to travel to Australia on a one-year work visa and had already secured a job in the Trinity Bar in Sydney.

She had been looking forward to her sister coming out to visit her shortly. The popular young woman was a past pupil of Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne.

Irish Independent

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