Man arrested in connection with Kilcock housefire that killed woman and two nieces

Man arrested in connection with Kilcock housefire that killed woman and two nieces
The scene of the housefire 30 years ago.

A man has been arrested in connection with a triple murder investigation in Co Kildare 30 years ago.

Twenty-year-old Barbara Doyle and her nieces Mary Ellen Byrne who was eight and Kerry Byrne who was three, died in a house fire on Church Lane in Kilcock on September 20, 1987.

Last week gardaí upgraded their investigation on foot of new evidence.

A man in his 50s was arrested this afternoon in north county Dublin.

He is currently being questioned at Leixlip garda station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, where he can be held for up to 24 hours.


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