Thursday, September 01, 2022

Two people have been arrested in relation to a house fire in Tralee, Co Kerry more than 10 years ago in which a man and his young daughter died.

The house fire occurred at their home at Kileen Heights on May 12th, 2012.

Anthony O’Brien (30) and his five-year-old daughter, Nadine died in the blaze. Both were found in an upstairs room.

The child’s mother, Kelly O’Brien escaped by jumping from an upstairs window.

The alarm had been raised by neighbours who saw smoke coming from the semi-detached house.

A criminal investigation was launched by gardaí after the fire and in June 2022, a man (30s) was arrested. He was subsequently released without charge and a file was being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

The two further arrests in relation to the matter were made on Thursday morning. Two men, both aged in the 40s, are currently detained under the provisions of section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984 at Tralee and Killarney Garda stations.

Gardaí said investigations into the matter are ongoing.

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