Its understood that the coming to light of several pieces of new evidence prompted the launching in Kildare of a triple murder inquiry yesterday.
20 year old Barbara Doyle and her two young nieces, 8 year old Mary Ellen and 3 year old Kerrie Byrne died in a fire in Church Lane, Kilcock on September 20th, 1987.
Gardai at Leixlip indicated that new information has prompted the decision
Cianan Brennan is a journalist at TheJournal.ie.
He says its his understanding that there are numerous pieces of new evidence.
Mary Ellen and Kerrie Byrne with their mother Elizabeth,