Man and woman who died in Dublin house fire named locally

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Gardaí in Malahide are investigating all of the circumstances surrounding the incident. File photo
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James Cox

A man and a woman, aged in their 60s, have died following a house fire at Beach Park in Portmarnock, Co Dublin on Saturday night.

They have been named locally as Michael and Beatrice Hurley, according to The Irish Times. They had lived in the house in Beach Park for around four decades and their children were raised there.

Michael Hurley was originally from Mayfield in Cork city, according to The Irish Examiner.

Gardaí in Malahide are investigating all of the circumstances surrounding the incident.

Dublin Fire Brigade was called to the blaze at 9.45pm on Saturday while gardaí said they were alerted at around 10.30pm.

The flames were eventually brought under control by a fire brigade crew who used breathing apparatus and the bodies of a man and woman were found inside the house. The couple was pronounced dead a short time later.

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Their bodies remained at the scene overnight and were removed by ambulance shortly after 1.30pm on Sunday. They were taken to the Dublin City Mortuary where a postmortem was due to be conducted by the State Pathologist.

The results of the postmortem and a technical examination of the scene will determine the course of the Garda investigation.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to contact the incident room at Malahide Garda station (01-666 4600), the Garda Confidential Line (1800 666 111) or any Garda station.

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