Friday 26 April 2019

Teenager arrested over fatal house fire in Co Monaghan

The 19-year-old will appear before Monaghan District Court.

A man in his 60s died in the blaze (Rui Vieira/PA)
A man in his 60s died in the blaze (Rui Vieira/PA)

By David Young, Press Association

A 19-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a fatal house fire in Co Monaghan three years ago.

A man aged in his 60s died in the fire at St Macartans Villas in Carrickmacross in March 2016.

The man was detained in Dundalk, Co Louth, on Sunday and taken to Carrickmacross Garda station.

He was due to appear before a special sitting of Monaghan District Court at 7.30pm on Monday.

Press Association

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