Man in his 20s arrested over infamous murder of Garda Adrian Donohoe
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Man in his 20s arrested over infamous murder of Garda Adrian Donohoe

GARDAÍ have arrested a man in connection with the notorious murder of Garda Adrian Donohoe in Co. Louth five years ago.

Detective Garda Donohoe, 41, was shot dead in the line of duty outside Lordship Credit Union in Bellurgan, near Dundalk, on January 25, 2013.

Gardaí in Dundalk said tonight they have arrested a male aged in his 20s in connection with the murder.

He was arrested in Dublin on Sunday evening and is currently being detained at Dundalk Garda Station under the provisions of section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act 2007.

Gardaí had issued an appeal in relation to the infamous killing earlier this year.

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On the fifth anniversary of Garda Donohoe’s murder last month, Chief Superintendent Christy Mangan said “many lives were left shattered” by his death.

Gardaí made thousands of enquiries and went through over 20,000 hours of CCTV footage as part of their investigation.

Recently detectives in the United States appealed to members of the Irish community in Boston, Massachusetts, to come forward with information about Garda Donohoe’s murder.

In recent weeks, posters have been distributed around Boston offering a “substantial reward” for information leading to an arrest.