Gardai in Mallow have released without charge a woman they were questioning in connection with the deaths of two men in a fire at an apartment block in the town.

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

The woman, who is in her 20s, was arrested yesterday in Cork city by gardai investigating the deaths of 37-year-old John Palmer, and 36-year-old Greg Lonergan.

The bodies of the two men were found in a third floor apartment at the Granary Court complex following a fire early on Wednesday morning last.