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Man (40s) released by gardaí in investigation of Real IRA boss murder

Aidan O’Driscoll was shot on Old Commons Road, Co Cork last December.

Image: Eamonn Farrell/Rollingnews.ie

Updated at 7.35pm on 12 April 2017

A MAN IN his early 40s who was arrested in connection with an investigation into the murder of Aidan O’ Driscoll has been released today.

A file is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecution.

A total of six people were arrested in a week in connection with the murder of Aidan O’Driscoll.

The former Real IRA chief was shot from behind on Old Commons Road, Blackpool, Cork at about 5pm on Wednesday 7 December 2016.

He was taken to Cork University Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Two partially burnt-out cars were found in different locations nearby – one on Redemption Road in Blackpool and the other in Killeens.

Five people – four men and one woman – were arrested last week in connection with the investigation. A man in his 40s was arrested in the Cork area last night, shortly after 9pm.

Read: Five arrests made in murder investigation of former Real IRA boss

Read: Appeal for witnesses to murder of Real IRA figure in Cork

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