Readers like you keep news free for everyone.

More than 5,000 readers have already pitched in to keep free access to The Journal.

For the price of one cup of coffee each week you can help keep paywalls away.

Support us today
Not now
Advertisement

Woman questioned over Co Roscommon fire released

The woman was questioned by gardaí over the fire in Boyle, Co Roscommon on 3 October in which a young girl died.

Image: Photocall Ireland

A WOMAN WHO was being questioned by gardaí over a fatal fire in Co Roscommon has been released.

Gardaí confirmed that the woman was released last night without charge.

The investigation is ongoing and presently there are no other people being questioned by gardaí over the incident.

Gardaí believe the fire was started maliciously.

The victim was named locally as five-year-old Mari Connolly. She, her father and two sisters were in the house at the time.

Her father and sisters escaped but Mari died in the blaze.

Making a difference

A mix of advertising and supporting contributions helps keep paywalls away from valuable information like this article.

Over 5,000 readers like you have already stepped up and support us with a monthly payment or a once-off donation.

For the price of one cup of coffee each week you can make sure we can keep reliable, meaningful news open to everyone regardless of their ability to pay.

The fire occurred at a house on Termon Road, Boyle, Co Roscommon between 2.30am and 3am

Gardaí said they were not commenting on reports that a suspect in the case is well known to the gardaí, as reported in the Sunday World today.

Read: Fatal Roscommon house fire is being treated as suspicious>

Read next:

COMMENTS