Family killed in Fermanagh lived in Tralee before NI

Simon Brouder

A number of state agencies in the Kerry area are helping the PSNI with investigations into the deaths of four family members who perished in an alleged arson attack in Fermanagh last week.

The four victims - a woman, two teenagers and an 18 month old baby, who are all related - are understood to have lived in Tralee for a time before moving to the rural northern Irish village of Derrylin near the Cavan border.

On Monday Daniel Allen (27), with an address at Molly Road, Enniskillen, appeared before Enniskillen Magistrates Court where he was charged with four counts of murder and one count of arson arising from the blaze which broke out in the early hours of February 27.

The victims of the fire were originally from Doncaster and moved to the Republic from the UK about three years ago, settling for a time in Tralee.

During their time in Tralee they were in contact with various agencies including the HSE and Department of Social Protection. They had moved to Derrylin a year a half ago.