Published Friday, 20 July 2012
Michaela McAreavey and her husband John on honeymoon days before she was killed. (© Pacemaker)
The police team will examine the case to see how they can bring the Co Tyrone woman's killers to justice.
A judicial inquiry is also to be launched, Brendan McMahon, the Irish Ambassador to Mauritius, heard during a meeting with Prime Minister Navinchandra Ramgoolam in capital Port Louis on Friday.
Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore thanked the PM for the local cooperation with the Mauritian authorities.
"The Irish Government will continue to meet its full consular responsibilities to Michaela, her husband John and their families, as it does to all Irish citizens.
"The offers of assistance from the authorities in Northern Ireland and the UK are greatly appreciated," he said.
During Friday's meeting, the ambassador also addressed the publishing of photographs of the crime scene and graphic images of the 27-year-old's injuries in a local tabloid earlier this week.
Mr McMahon conveyed the stress and angry felt by the Harte and McAreavey families at the Sunday Times, which has no connection to newspapers in the UK or Ireland.
The Tanaiste added: "The Prime Minister advised the Ambassador that the Government of Mauritius deeply regretted and condemned the leaking and publication of the photographs which appeared in the Sunday Times of Mauritius.
"He indicated that there would be a thorough police investigation into the matter and that anyone found to be involved faced prosecution."
The paper's editor Imran Hosany appeared in court on Thursday on charges connected to the publishing of the pictures and to the assault of a press photographer.
Last week former hotel workers Sandip Moneea and Avinash Treebhoowoon were found not guilty of murdering the only daughter of GAA boss Mickey Harte at the Legends resort on the island.
On Thursday, it was revealed that Northern Ireland's Attorney General, John Larkin, will examine legal papers from the trial of two men acquitted of murdering Mrs McAreavey while on honeymoon in January last year.
13 October 1925
Margaret Hilda Roberts born in Grantham, Lincolnshire.
23 February 1950
Fights and loses her first parliamentary election.
13 December 1951
08 October 1959
Elected Conservative MP for Finchley.
09 October 1961
Junior minister of pensions and national insurance.
20 June 1970
Secretary of state for education and science.
11 February 1975
Wins leadership challenge against Edward Heath.
04 May 1979
Becomes the UK’s first female prime minister.
02 April 1982
Argentina invades the Falkland Islands.
14 June 1982
Argentina surrenders as Thatcher known as "Iron Lady".
09 June 1983
Wins her second general election.
12 October 1984
Is the target of an IRA bomb during the Conservative conference in Brighton.
11 June 1987
Wins a third general election.
28 November 1990
Leaves Downing Street after losing the support of her party.
30 June 1992
Takes her seat in the House of Lords as Baroness Thatcher of Kesteven.
26 June 2003
Husband Denis dies at the age of 88.
23 November 2009
Returns to Downing Street for the unveiling of an official portrait.
08 June 2010
David Cameron invites her to Downing Street for a private meeting.
08 April 2013
Dies after a stroke at the age of 87.
The life of Margaret Thatcher