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fatal shooting Man (30s) arrested in relation to the murder of Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe

The man, who has an address in Northern Ireland, was arrested by gardaí at around 8.30am this morning in Dundalk.

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Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe Photo credit: Garda/PA Wire

Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe Photo credit: Garda/PA Wire

Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe Photo credit: Garda/PA Wire

Detectives have arrested a chief suspect as part of the investigation into the capital murder of Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe.

The man, who has an address in Northern Ireland, was arrested by gardaí at around 8.30am this morning in Dundalk.

The 32-year-old is being questioned on suspicion of murder and is being held under Section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act 2007.

He can be quizzed for up to seven days.

It is the third arrest made as part of the investigation into the fatal shooting of the detective outside Lordship credit union, Dundalk, on January 25, 2013.

Gardaí believe the man in custody was centrally involved in the robbery which led to Det Gda Donohoe’s murder and that he was present the night the father-of-two was shot dead.

The arrest is a major development in the case and follows the conviction of Aaron Brady (30) for capital murder last year.

Brady, from Armagh, was convicted following the longest murder trial in the history of the State. He was sentenced to a minimum term of 40-years.

The jury accepted, by majority verdict, that he was the triggerman who shot dead Adrian Donohoe (41) in cold blood over eight years ago.

More to follow..


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