Man and woman arrested over service station explosion in which 10 people died

A man and a woman have been arrested in connection with the fatal explosion at a service station in Co Donegal which claimed the lives of 10 people in 2022.

Four men, three women and three children, with ages ranging from five to 59, died in the blast on the afternoon of Friday October 7 in the village of Creeslough.

Police investigating the explosion said the man and woman, both aged in their 40s, were arrested on Monday for alleged offences contrary to the Non-Fatal Offences Against the Person Act 1997.

Explosion at Donegal service station
The boarded up petrol station in Creeslough, Co Donegal (David Young/PA)

Both are currently being questioned at separate garda stations in Co Donegal.

The investigation into the fatal explosion at a building complex in Creeslough continues to be co-ordinated from Milford garda station, where an incident room was established under the direction of a garda senior investigating officer (SIO).

The investigation continues to be led by local gardai, supported by a number of different agencies.

Robert Garwe and his five-year-old daughter Shauna Flanagan-Garwe; Catherine O’Donnell and her 13-year-old son James Monaghan; fashion student Jessica Gallagher; Celtic fan Martin McGill; Sydney native James O’Flaherty; shop worker Martina Martin; carpenter Hugh “Hughie” Kelly and 14-year-old Leona Harper were killed in the explosion.