An Irishwoman has been found dead in an apartment in inner city Sydney.
Catriona Norveil, 22, had been living in Australia since February, after emigrating in search of work.
New South Wales police are currently investigating the circumstances of the young woman’s death.
A postmortem examination was carried out in Sydney yesterday morning, however the results have not yet been released.
Ms Norveil’s family are now awaiting the return of her remains and are being provided with consular assistance by the Department of Foreign Affairs.
Her heartbroken mother Chris first learned the news on Sunday night when Dingle gardaí called to the family home near Ventry, Kerry, after being contacted by police in Sydney.
The tragic news has rocked the local village in west Kerry, where Catriona, her mother, sister Heather and brothers David and Joseph are respected members of the community.
Friends and neighbours have been rallying round the devastated family at their home in Rathinane near Ventry.
Since arriving in Sydney in February, Catriona had secured work at city centre pub, the Trinity Bar.
Staff at the Surry Hills bar were informed of their colleague’s death on Monday morning.
The young Irish woman had been eagerly anticipating the arrival of her sister, Heather, who was due to visit her shortly.
Ms Norveil was a past pupil of Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne.