Arrest brings fresh hope of breakthrough
The news that a suspect in the brutal murder of hero Garda Adrian Donohoe has been arrested in New York had led to fresh hopes of a breakthrough in this most tragic of cases.
The 25-year-old man is originally from South Armagh and was detained by Immigration and Control Enforcement officials in the United States on Thursday after he overstayed his visa. He is expected to be deported back to this country in the coming days.
However, senior sources last night warned that gardaí still do not have enough evidence to charge the suspect in relation to the murder of the detective.
In fact, at least one other member of the five-man gang suspected of being involved in the garda's murder has been living openly in Co Louth since the brutal slaying and has not even been arrested in relation to the barbaric crime.
The 41-year-old father-of-two was shot dead in the line of duty during a €4,000 armed robbery at the Lordship Credit Union in Bellurgan, near Dundalk, Co Louth, on the night of January 25, 2013. A huge Garda probe is ongoing in the case and will continue until suspects are before the courts.