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#Denis Donaldson

# denis-donaldson - Wednesday 3 July, 2019

Man to be charged with murder of ex-Sinn Féin official and IRA/MI5 double-agent Denis Donaldson

Donaldson was killed months after admitting that he had worked as an M15 agent for over 20 years.

# denis-donaldson - Tuesday 9 January, 2018

Second man released in connection with murder of IRA double agent Denis Donaldson IRA

# denis-donaldson - Monday 8 January, 2018

Gardaí release one of two men arrested over murder of IRA double agent Denis Donaldson

Donaldson was shot dead near Glenties in Donegal in April 2006. One of the men has since been released.

# denis-donaldson - Thursday 29 September, 2016

Gerry Adams is suing the BBC for alleging he approved murder of Denis Donaldson

Donaldson (55) was shot dead at an isolated cottage near Glenties in Co Donegal in April 2006.

# denis-donaldson - Saturday 24 September, 2016

Vincent Browne: I'm no friend of Gerry Adams, but the BBC Spotlight programme on him was tittle-tattle

The programme was compromised from the outside, filled with bullshit drama effects alongside dodgy journalism, writes Vincent Browne.

# denis-donaldson - Wednesday 21 September, 2016

Gerry Adams rejects claims that he sanctioned murder of IRA double agent

Denis Donaldson was shot dead months after admitting in 2005 he had been an MI5 agent for more than 20 years.

# denis-donaldson - Thursday 4 August, 2016

Man arrested over 2006 murder of Denis Donaldson

The man in his 40s is currently being detained in Letterkenny Garda Station.

# denis-donaldson - Thursday 28 July, 2016

Man in court in connection with murder of Sinn Féin man turned MI5 agent

74-year-old Patrick Gillespie has been charged with withholding information regarding the involvement of another person in the killing.

# denis-donaldson - Tuesday 26 July, 2016

Two men arrested over 2006 murder of Denis Donaldson

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

# denis-donaldson - Thursday 27 March, 2014

Family of murdered spy Denis Donaldson accuse gardaí of delaying death inquest

Donaldson worked for Sinn Féin in the Northern Ireland Assembly in Stormont before being outed as an MI5 agent in 2005 and later shot dead.

# denis-donaldson - Sunday 11 September, 2011

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Nine things you should know this morning…

# denis-donaldson - Saturday 10 September, 2011

The Daily Fix: Saturday

All of the day’s main news, plus the little bits and pieces you may have missed…

Third man arrested over 2006 murder of Denis Donaldson

A man is detained at Monaghan Garda Station in connection with the murder of the Provisional IRA member turned MI5 informant.

# denis-donaldson - Wednesday 13 April, 2011

Second man arrested in Denis Donaldson murder investigation

After the earlier arrest of a 70-year-man, a second man has been taken into custody in connection with the 2006 murder.

# denis-donaldson - Tuesday 12 April, 2011

Man arrested in Denis Donaldson murder investigation

Donaldson, a Republican double agent, was found dead at his home in a remote part of Co Donegal in April 2006.

# denis-donaldson - Friday 27 August, 2010

THE FAMILY OF MURDERED MI5 agent Denis Donaldson has criticised the decision to adjourn the inquest into his death for a fifth time.

Former Provisional IRA volunteer and Sinn Féin member Donaldson was expelled from the party in 2005 after admitting he had been a paid spy for the British government.

He subsequently left Belfast and moved to Donegal.

He was shot dead at his home in a remote dilapidated cottage in Glenties, Co Donegal, on 4 April, 2006. The Real IRA later claimed responsibility for his death.

Gardaí sought a further adjournment because of “substantial progress” being made in the investigation into his death.

Donaldson’s family questioned the gardaí’s claim that their inquiry is progressing, and their solicitor argued that further adjournments would be unlawful under the European courts.

The European Court of Human Rights ruled that a failure to hold an inquest within four and a half years was a breach of international and human rights commitments, and the family which took that challenge were awarded compensation.

The Irish News reports that the solicitor for the Donaldson’s family, Ciaran Shiels, said that there appeared to be a pattern to the hearings. He said that each time the inquest opened, the family were informed there was a new development in the case.

The adjournment was granted, and the coroner set a date next month for parties involved to meet ahead of the next inquest hearing, which is scheduled for 27 January.

[caption id="attachment_15629" align="alignnone" width="511" caption="File photo dated 5 April, 2006, showing an aerial view of the dilapidated house near the village of Glenties, Co Donegal, where former Sinn Fein member and British spy Denis Donaldson lived and was murdered."][/caption]