Gardaí ‘confident’ of Donohoe prosecution

May 5, 2014

Gardaí investigating the murder of Dundalk-based Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe say they are ‘confident’ that the gang responsible for the murder will be prosecuted.

The 41-year-old Garda was killed during a botched raid at Lordship Credit Union in January last year.  He died after being shot at point blank range after he got out of his unmarked patrol car.

A recent conference of the Garda Representative Association, which represents rank-and-file officers, heard that investigators were receiving “very very good cooperation” from the PSNI and authorities in the United States.

Interim Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan said the force is “very determined” that those responsible for the murder of the father-of-two will be pursued and apprehended.

Gardaí have previously said they believe the gang behind the attack was based in the north Louth/south Armagh area and some of its members fled to the United States and Australia after the murder.