The body of Christopher ‘Christy’ Hall was discovered at his home in Balbriggan, Co Dublin on November 24.
Mr Hall was found with fatal injuries to his head and body and gardai subsequently launched a murder investigation into his death.
Gardaí at Balbriggan had received a 999 call to attend his residence in Dun Saithne Green, Balbriggan, Co Dublin, where Mr Hall’s body was discovered.
Yesterday, detectives arrested a local man in connection with the investigation. The man is reportedly a petty criminal who lives in the local area.
“Gardaí have arrested a man in his 20s today, Monday May 16, 2022, in relation to the discovery of a body in Balbriggan on November 24, 2022,” a spokesman said.
“He is currently detained under the provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984 at Balbriggan Garda station,” he added.
The man remains in garda custody today as the investigation continues.
Christy Hall was a well-known and much respected figure in his local community.
Speaking at his funeral mass at The Church of The Assumption in Garristown, Co Dublin today, Mr Hall’s daughter Rebecca said her father was a kind man, who always saw the best in people.
She said: “Our dad was such a joker. His jokes at the best of times were terrible, even though he thought he was hilarious.
“All the same, he still made us laugh. I know he would want us to remember him in love and laughter.”
The funeral congregation heard how Mr Hall was born and raised in Garristown.
His daughter said that while “he moved around a lot”, including work on cruise ships for a time, he always remembered and held his hometown close to his heart.
“He loved this place and everything in it, to his family, friends and the memories he had here. He always talked about his childhood, the memories with his parents, brothers, sisters and friends.
“He even gave us, his children, some great memories of his hometown heritage too – bringing us down here every Sunday to see our family, who we and he so dearly love.”