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Renewed appeal for information on Garda murder

January 30, 2017

A renewed appeal for information on the murder of Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe was issued last week, on the fourth anniversary of the killing.

Launching the fresh appeal last Thursday, Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan described the shooting of the County Louth detective as a “brutal and senseless murder” and she hailed the murdered garda as “the epitome of all that is good about An Garda Síochána,” dedicated to the community he served both professionally and personally.

The 41 year old father-of-two was one of two officers on escort duty at Lordship Credit Union on 25th January 2013, when a gang of five masked men carried out a robbery.  He was shot at close range and died at the scene.   A getaway car used by the gang was found burnt out near Keady two days later.

Despite an intensive investigation, with cooperation from the PSNI, no one has been arrested or charged over the murder.

Issuing the latest bid for information, the Garda Commissioner said An Garda Síochána is “as determined as ever to bring those behind this horrific crime to justice.”

She added that extensive inquiries continue to be carried out in Ireland and with international police groups, including the PSNI in what she said is a highly complex investigation where it is important to “have every single detail right.”

“We cannot do this alone, we still need the public’s help,” she continued.

“Even the smallest piece of information could be vital. At this time, I would appeal to anyone with information on Adrian’s murder to come forward and help us with our enquiries.

“There are still people out there who know who the killers are. It is never too late to do the right thing. Any information provided will be treated sensitively.”

The Irish League of Credit Unions has offered a reward of €50,000 for information that leads to any arrest and prosecution in connection with the murder of Detective Garda Donohoe.

Anyone with information in relation to the murder should call the incident room in Dundalk Garda Station on 042 9388470 or the Garda Confidential Number on 1800 666 111.

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