Men released in inquiry into Finglas death

Gardaí to send file to DPP after Vincent Maher found dead in apartment after party

Gardaí at the apartment block where Mr Maher’s body was found at Wellmount Road, Finglas, Dublin on Saturday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Gardaí at the apartment block where Mr Maher’s body was found at Wellmount Road, Finglas, Dublin on Saturday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Mon, Jan 13, 2014, 08:46

Two men in their 20s who had been questioned over the death of a man following a party in Dublin have been released from Garda custody.

They had been detained Finglas Garda station by gardaí investigating the death of Vincent Maher at an apartment on Wellmount Road, Finglas in the early hours of Saturday morning.

A Garda spokesman said both had been released without charge and that a file would be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Gardaí are investigating if Mr Maher, who was 29, was fatally attacked at a party at his rented apartment.

They believe a number of people had gathered there and had been drinking when a dispute broke out and Mr Maher was attacked.

A post mortem revealed he had suffered blunt-force trauma. While the investigation is yet to be officially upgraded to a murder inquiry, Garda sources said all the resources of a murder investigation had been committed to the case.

While the fighting at the party is believed to have occurred at some time between 4.30am and 5.30am on Saturday, it was not until just before 11am that gardaí received an emergency call alerting them to the fact the attack had occurred.

Gardaí found Mr Maher’s remains in the bedroom of the ground floor apartment.