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A Garda at the State funeral of Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe in Dundalk on Wednesday
A Garda at the State funeral of Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe in Dundalk on Wednesday
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One week on, Gardaí appeal for information on Adrian Donohoe murder

Gardaí are focusing on trying to trace a car found burnt out on Sunday afternoon.
Feb 1st 2013, 7:33 PM 9,080 33

ONE WEEK AFTER the shooting dead of Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe, Gardaí have renewed their appeal for information in a bid to find the people who killed him.

Gardaí are focusing on trying to trace a car found burnt out on Sunday afternoon which may have been involved in the shooting and robbery at Lordship Credit Union in Jenkinstown Co Louth seven days ago.

The navy Volkswagen Passat was stolen during the course of a burglary at Clogherhead in Louth some time between 11.30pm and 4.30am on the night of 22 January going into the early morning of 23 January – three nights before the fatal shooting of Detective Garda Donohoe.

The car was stolen on the night of a large funeral in Clogherhead which Gardaí believe may help to jog the memories of people living in the area about that night.

Gardaí have also appealed for anyone who noticed any suspicious behaviour around the Lordship Credit Union between 7.30pm and 9.30pm on Friday 25 January – or in the days preceding it – to come forward.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the incident room at Dundalk Garda station on 042 9388400, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda station.

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Thousands of people, including an estimated 2,500 off-duty members of An Garda Síochána, attended the funeral of Detective Garda Donohoe on Wednesday.

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