A journalist and a garda sergeant who were arrested as part of the investigation into the source of a newspaper report on the case of Dean Lyons have been released without charge.

Mr Lyons was wrongfully charged with the murder of two women in sheltered accommodation in Grangegorman in 1997. 

The Garda Sergeant and the former crime correspondent with the Evening Herald, Michael Mc Caffery, were released before 7pm this evening.

A file will be sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions.

The Sunday Tribune reporter worked for another newspaper when he published an article in August of last year on the Commission of Investigation into the case Dean Lyons.

The article reproduced extracts from the report of the Commission under the chairmanship of George Bermingham SC before it was published.

It is an offence under the Commission of Investigation Act, 2004 for a person to disclose such a report's contents without the consent of the commission.

It attracts a fine of up to €300,000 and, in the case of an individual, imprisonment for up to five years.