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Two men arrested over 2006 murder of Denis Donaldson

He worked as an agent for the police and MI5 for 20 years.

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TWO MEN HAVE been arrested in connection with the 2006 murder of IRA informer Denis Donaldson.

Donaldson was shot dead at Cloghercor, Doochary, Co Donegal, in April 2006, in a killing claimed by the Real IRA.

Months earlier it had emerged that the Sinn Féin member had worked as an agent for the police and MI5 for 20 years.

Both men were arrested in the Donegal area today and are currently being detained at Letterkenny garda station under the provisions of Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act.

Gardaí have appealed to anyone who may have information in relation to the investigation to contact them at the incident room at Letterkenny garda station at 074 916 7100, the garda confidential line on 1800 666 111 or any garda station.

In a statement, gardaí thanked “all those who have assisted and co-operated with the investigation to date”.

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