Three arrested in connection with Limerick arson attack released without charge

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GARDAÍ have released without charge three men who were arrested this past Wednesday (December 13) in connection with an arson attack on a house in Limerick City. A week prior to the blaze, the body of a convicted criminal and father of two was found dead outside the property.

The house, at Sarsfield Avenue, Garryowen, Limerick, was extensively damaged in the fire attack, which occurred shortly before 5pm on Sunday November 12.

An adjoining property was gutted in a second arson attack a week later on November 18.

Both properties were unoccupied at the time and no injuries were reported.

The body of Ger Curtin (42), from Railway House, Spit Land, Old Cork Road, Limerick, was found outside the houses at around 5am on November 4 last.

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Mr Curtin had convictions for criminal offences including for burglary and theft.

A man in his 40s is currently before the courts charged with intentionally or recklessly causing serious harm to Mr Curtin on the date he died.

Three men were arrested last Wednesday and held in different Garda stations in connection with the arson on November 12.

A statement issued by the Garda Press office today (Friday) read: “The three men, aged in their 30s, that were arrested on Wednesday, 13th December 2023, and were detained under Section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act, 2007, were released without charge.”

“A file will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.”

A Garda spokesperson confirmed that “investigations are ongoing”.