Mardyke Murder Latest: Gardaí make second arrest in connection with murder of Cork chef 

Mardyke Murder Latest: Gardaí make second arrest in connection with murder of Cork chef 

Timothy Hourihane was killed in the Mardyke on October 13.

Update: Gardaí investigating the murder of Timmy Hourihane, the chef who died following an assault in Cork two months ago, have made a second arrest.

It was revealed earlier today that Gardaí investigating the death, which occurred on October 13, had arrested a man in his 20s.

Gardaí have since confirmed that a second man in his 30s has also been arrested and is being detained in Portlaoise Garda Station.

A spokesperson said:

"Gardaí investigating the murder of Timothy Hourihane (50s) that occurred at Mardyke Walk in Cork on 13th October, 2019 have made a second arrest.

"The man (30s) is currently detained at Portlaoise Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

"The man (20s) arrested earlier today remains in custody at Bridewell Garda Station."

Mr Hourihane, a former chef from Bantry, died in the early hours of October 13 last following a brutal assault in the Mardyke Walk area of the city.

He and other homeless people had gathered to live in tents.

He was found close to his burning tent, with severe injuries. He was rushed to Cork University Hospital but died shortly afterwards.


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