Two women released over killing in apartment
Published 02/06/2014 | 08:22
TWO women in their 30s arrested following the death of 32-year-old Ian Quinn at an apartment in Ongar, Dublin, were released last night without charge.
The women were released from Blanchardstown garda station and gardai say a file will now be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.
It is believed the women were both known to the dead man.
Mr Quinn was found asphyxiated at the apartment at Annaly Grove in Ongar at around 4am on Saturday.
A post-mortem on his body was completed but gardai told
It is understood Mr Quinn, who was originally from Tallaght in Dublin, may have either been strangled or was suffocated.
His body was discovered after neighbours heard screaming from the apartment and called gardai.
Mr Quinn and two people known to him had been out socialising earlier in the night and returned to his apartment.
Mr Quinn had lived in multiple addresses over the past decade since he became addicted to drugs.
He had a record of minor offences including theft, public order, public drunkenness and possession of drugs for personal use, but no serious offences.
It is understood he had only recently begun living in a rented apartment in the Ongar development between Blanchardstown and Lucan.
The two women arrested and released without charge were also known to gardai, sources said.
Originally from Donamore Avenue in Tallaght, Mr Quinn previously lived in rented accommodation on the North Circular Road in Dublin, in Celbridge, Co Kildare, and in Tyrconnell Road in south Dublin.
Gardai said he had been arrested earlier last week following an incident at Connolly Hospital in Blanchardstown, Dublin in which there was an alleged assault on a member of staff in the emergency department.