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Monday 19 February 2018

Second arrest in blaze probe

A second person has been arrested in connection with the arson attack that killed a five-year-old girl.

A woman in her 30s was arrested at 8.30 last night and was being held for questioning at Boyle garda station in Co Roscommon. She was being held under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act.

Meanwhile a man in his 30s remained in custody last night after he was arrested in Sligo on Wednesday.

Mari Connolly died at her father's house in the town on Monday a day after her mother gave birth to twins.

Irish Independent

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