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Three years on, we’re no closer to knowing who killed Garda Adrian Donohoe…

Garda Donohoe was killed in the line of duty at Lordship, Co Louth, on 25 January 2013.

File Pic Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe who was ki Garda Adrian Donohoe Source: Rollingnews.ie

THE GARDA COMMISSIONER, Noirín O’Sullivan, has made a fresh appeal to the public for their help in solving the murder of Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe.

Garda Donohoe was killed in the line of duty at Bellurgan, near Dundalk, three years ago today.

He was 41 years old at the time of his death.

Despite an intensive Garda investigation in the aftermath of his murder, Garda Donohoe’s killer was never found.

“It is three years now since Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe was brutally and senselessly murdered in the line of duty,” the commissioner said today.

The impact of Adrian’s death is still keenly felt in Dundalk, amongst the Garda family, and the wider community. Most of all, our thoughts today are with Caroline, the children, and all of Adrian’s family and friends.

Garda Donohoe, who was licenced to carry a firearm, and was armed on the day of his death, was shot dead outside Lordship Credit Union on the morning of 25 January 2013.

The gang of five involved in the attack escaped the scene with just €4,000.

30/1/2013. State Funerals for Adrian Donohoe Gardaí carry Garda Adrian Donohoe's coffin at his funeral on 30 January 2013. Source: Eamonn Farrell/Rollingnews.ie

“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,” says O’Sullivan.

The reaction to his murder is testament to the breadth of influence he had on people’s lives, and the depth of feeling towards him.

O’Sullivan concluded her statement by appealing for any members of the public who might have information regarding Garda Donohoe’s killing to come forward.

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.

Anyone with information in relation to the murder of Garda Donohoe can call the incident room in Dundalk Garda Station at 042 9388470 or the Garda Confidential Number at 1800 666 111.

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