Gilmore to meet with Mauritian ambassador over photos

The Tanaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Eamon Gilmore will meet the Mauritian Ambassador today.

It follows the publication of crime scene photos and images of the body of Michaela McAreavy in a newspaper in Mauritius yesterday.

Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore says the aim of the meeting is to bring the Irish governments' concerns over the printing of the photos of the murder scene of Michaela McAreavey, to the attention of the authorities in Mauritius at the highest levels and in the most effective way possible.

In total 12 black-and-white images of Michaela and the scene where she was murdered were printed yesterday in a newspaper in Mauritius.

On the front page of the paper a photograph appeared of the former teacher, taken after her death - under the headline 'Exclusive'.

The newly-wed was murdered while on honeymoon at the Legends Hotel in Mauritius last year.

It's still not known who took the photographs - or who gave them to the newspaper.

Yesterday, The Taoiseach described the publication as a "gross affront to human dignity"

And Enda Kenny said the Government will be lodging a formal complaint with the Mauritian Government.