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Man due in court over James Hughes shooting

The 32-year-old man who handed himself into Gardaí in Sunday will appear at Dundalk District Court this morning.

Dundalk Courthouse, where a 32-year-old man will appear this morning in connection with the death of James Hughes.
Dundalk Courthouse, where a 32-year-old man will appear this morning in connection with the death of James Hughes.
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A 32-YEAR-OLD MAN is due before Dundalk District Court this morning in connection with the shooting dead of  a Gaelic footballer from Co Armagh in the town on Sunday morning.

James Hughes, 35, from Crossmaglen, was killed after shots were fired into the taxi in which he was a passenger at around 4am on Sunday morning in the Lis na Dara estate in Dundalk.

The taxi driver, 48, and a 21-year-old woman were also injured in the attack.

The 32-year-old man due in court presented himself at Carrickmacross Garda Station in the hours after the attack, and had been detained under Section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act.

Members of Hughes’ famed Crossmaglen Rangers football club met in their clubhouse on Sunday night to offer their thoughts and prayers for Hughes, who was part of the side’s three All-Ireland winning teams since 2000.

Dundalk shooting victim was popular Armagh gaelic footballer

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