Gardaí Arrest Man In Connection With Fatal House Fire

The house in Kilcock following the blaze

Gardaí investigating the murders of Barbara Doyle, aged 20 years, Mary Ellen Byrne aged 8 years and Kerrie Byrne aged 3 years at a house fire in Kilcock, Co. Kildare that occured on 20th September, 1987 at Church Lane, Kilcock, Co. Kildare have made an arrest.

The man, (in his 50s) was arrested this afternoon in North County Dublin and is currently detained at Leixlip Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984. It was originally believed that the cause of the fire was accidental.