Man due in court over murder of Denis Donaldson
A man has been charged in connection with the murder of former Sinn Fein official Denis Donaldson.
Sinn Fein's former senior administrator turned British agent Donaldson was shot dead at a remote cottage in Doochary, Co Donegal, on April 4, 2006.
On Tuesday two men were arrested in Co Donegal.
A man in his 70s is due to appear before the Special Criminal Court in Dublin on Thursday afternoon.
The second man in his 40s has been released without charge. A file will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.
Donaldson was a veteran republican who had served in the Maze Prison alongside hunger striker Bobby Sands and was a close confidant of Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams.
Following devolution, Donaldson went on to become a senior administrator for Sinn Fein at Stormont.
In 2002 he was arrested in a raid on the Sinn Fein offices as part of a PSNI investigation into an alleged republican spy ring.
In 2005 Adams announced to a Press conference that Donaldson had been an informer. He is believed to have been a double agent who had worked for police and MI5 for 20 years.
He was murdered just four months later in Donegal.
Belfast Telegraph Digital