Gardaí investigating the murder of Dublin teenager Daniel McAnaspie have arrested a further three people.
The 17-year-old's body was found in a ditch in Co Meath in May three months after the teen - who had been in state care - disappeared.
It brings to seven the number of people who have been questioned as part of the investigation.
Daniel McAnaspie was reported missing in February. His parents had died and he was in the care of the state since 2003.
Gardaí launched an appeal for information on the teenager's whereabouts, and three months later - on May the 13 - a farmer found his body in a ditch in Rathfeigh in Co Meath.
A post mortem revealed he had been stabbed to death.
The latest arrests were made this morning. Two women - one aged 17 and the other in her 40s - and a 23-year-old man have been detained.
They are being questioned at Blanchardstown and Finglas garda stations under section 30 of The Offences Against The State Act.
It brings to seven the number of people arrested as part of this investigation.