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Man arrested in connection with murder of Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe

The arrest comes six months after a Co Armagh man was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Mr Donohoe.

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Adrian Donohoe (Garda/PA)

Adrian Donohoe (Garda/PA)

Adrian Donohoe (Garda/PA)

A man has been arrested in connection with the murder of a serving garda eight years ago.

Gardai arrested the man, in his 30s, on Monday, in relation to the murder of Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe on January 25 2013.

The man was arrested in the Dundalk area shortly before 8.30am and is being held at Dundalk garda station.

The arrest comes six months after a Co Armagh man was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Mr Donohoe.

Aaron Brady, 29, was found guilty in August last year of murdering Mr Donohoe during the robbery of Lordship Credit Union in Bellurgan, Co Louth.

Brady, of New Road, Crossmaglen, was sentenced to life imprisonment for a period of not less than 40 years, last October.

He was also sentenced at Dublin’s Criminal Courts of Justice to 14 years for robbery, to run concurrently.

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Brady was also found guilty of the robbery of about 7,000 euro (£6,300) in cash and cheques outside the credit union.

Mr Donohoe, 41, had been on duty in Bellurgan when he was killed with a shotgun blast.

He died instantly at the scene after he confronted raiders.


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