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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.

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