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Man (30s) and woman (20s) arrested on suspicion of murder of Limerick boy Mason O'Connell

He passed away on Tuesday, March 16, in Temple Street Hospital.
Little Mason O’Connell

Little Mason O’Connell

Eoghan Moloney and Neasa Cumiskey

A man in his 30s and a woman in her 20s have been arrested on suspicion of the murder of Mason O'Connell in Limerick.

Mason (4) died after suffering injuries at a house in Rathbane, Limerick on March 13 of this year.

An inquest into the child’s death, which opened at Dublin Coroner’s Court in June, heard that the boy suffered fatal injuries after an apparent fall from a bunkbed while staying at Sycamore Avenue in Rathbane, Limerick on March 13, 2021.

He died three days later at Children’s Hospital Ireland, Temple Street, having been earlier treated at University Hospital Limerick and Cork University Hospital.

The man and the woman arrested in connection with Mason’s death are currently detained under Section 4 of The Criminal Justice Act 1984, at Garda Stations in Limerick city.

More to follow.

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