Two men and a woman were arrested last week in connection with a break-in at Christ Church Cathedral last month that caused an estimated €250,000 worth of damage.

Two men, aged 25 and 29, and a 22-year-old woman were arrested by gardai last Thursday and brought to Waterford Garda Station for questioning. They were detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act and released on Friday evening without charge. Gardai say they are now awaiting results from the technical bureau.

The ceiling of the historic Cathedral was badly damaged during the break-in, though the bulk of the damage was caused when rubble from the ceiling fell into the back of the historic Thomas Elliott organ, which dates back to 1817. The organ had undergone major restoration in 2002. The vestry was also ransacked and around €200 taken from a safe.