Three men are still being questioned by Gardai in connection with a burglary and assault on an elderly man in Co. Sligo.
73 year old Thomas Niland is still in a critical condition on life-support in hospital after the attack in Skreen on the 18th of January.
Gardaí yesterday detained three men in the north-west region on suspicion of aggravated burglary.
The men, in their 50s, 30s and 20s, are being questioned at separate Garda stations in the Sligo and Leitrim Division.
The Irish Independent is reporting that the men arrested are members of a Co Mayo-based crime gang.
The suspects are believed to be from the Ballina area and are not related to each other.