Falcarragh man charged with Letterkenny fire to be laid to rest today

Owen McFadden (40) was found dead in Dublin last week

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Falcarragh man charged with Letterkenny fire to be laid to rest today

The apartment block in Letterkenny damaged by a fire in September

One of two men charged in connection with a major fire in Letterkenny in September will be laid to rest later today after he was found dead in Dublin.

Owen McFadden (40) was found dead in Dublin last week.

It is not believed his death was suspicious.

His funeral takes place this morning in Falcarragh. He is survived by his mother and four sisters.

His remains will be removed from his mother's home at 15 Carrowcannon, Falcarragh to St Finnian’s Church, Falcarragh, for funeral Mass at 1pm, followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Mr McFadden's father passed away last month.

Mr McFadden, of Cavanconor, Falcarragh, and 30-year-old Paul McGinley from Glen Hola, Gortahork, were both charged with ten offences relating to a fire at Rosemount Lane in Letterkenny in the early hours of September 29th.

Nine cars were destroyed in the fire that occurred in the car park at Rosemount Lane, just off Letterkenny main street.

The cost of the damage has been estimated in the region of half a million euro.

A number of families who lived in apartments in the building had to leave their homes and several businesses nearby were closed for several weeks due to the fire.

Both Mr McGinley and Mr McFadden had been released on bail to appear again before Judge Paul Kelly in Letterkenny.