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Warrant issued Woman arrested by gardai investigating death of Mason O'Connell (4) in Limerick

The arrest forms part of the ongoing investigation into the death of the boy in Rathbane in March

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Little Mason O’Connell

Little Mason O’Connell

Little Mason O’Connell

A woman has been arrested by gardai investigating the death of four-year-old Mason O'Connell in Limerick. 

The female who is aged in her 20s has was arrested under a warrant issued by a District Court Judge under Section 10 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

It forms part of the ongoing investigation into the death of the boy in Rathbane, Limerick, in March.

Gardai said: “The female is currently detained at Roxboro Road Garda Station under the provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.”

Mason 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.

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