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Garda murder suspects still in U.S.

Garda Adrian Donohoe

By Evan Short

A new appeal by the Garda Commissioner for information on the murder of Garda Adrian Donohoe has been released on the third year anniversary of his death.

Three of the chief suspects in the murder which saw Garda Donohue shot dead as he escorted a cash in transit van close to the border town of Dundalk fled to New York in the aftermath of the killing, and while one of them has since returned to Ireland, two are understood to still be living in the U.S.

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The U.S. Marshals Service has relayed information on the suspects and Garda detectives have travelled to New York a number of times, but no arrests were ever made.

Speaking earlier this week, Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan said the murder investigation was still open and appealed for information on the gang behind the killing.

“It is three years now since Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe was brutally and senselessly murdered in the line of duty. The impact of Adrian’s death is still keenly felt in Dundalk, amongst the Garda family, and the wider community.

“Adrian Donohoe was the very embodiment of dedication to the community he served. He was not only integral to the team at Dundalk Garda station, but also St. Patrick’s GAA in Lordship, and to the lives of the children of the underage teams he coached,” said O’Sullivan.

“An Garda Síochána is committed to ensuring Adrian’s killers are brought to justice and extensive assistance is being provided by law enforcement colleagues, including the PSNI.

“The smallest piece of information could be significant. 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,” Commissioner O’Sullivan added.