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Gardaí investigating murder of Ballyfermot dad Michael Tormey arrest a second woman known to him

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Gardaí investigating the murder of Michael Tormey in Dublin earlier this year have arrested a second woman known to him as part of the inquiry.

The 49-year-old was shot dead in the early hours of Sunday, January 9 outside his home on Thomond Road in Ballyfermot.

Mr Tormey, a father-of-three, had been at a social gathering earlier that evening but gardaí ruled this out as being linked to his killing.

On Monday morning detectives arrested a woman aged in her early 30s as part of the investigation.

She is being held at Clondalkin garda station under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act and can be detained for up to three days.

Independent.ie understands that the woman in custody is known to Mr Tormey and is the second woman who knew the victim to be arrested as part of the probe.

A garda spokesman said that investigations into the fatal shooting are ongoing.

In January a woman, also aged in her 30s, was arrested in relation to the investigation and quizzed for several days before being released without charge.

One man is currently before the courts charged with the murder of Michael Tormey.

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