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Gardai carry out new searches in hunt for Adrian Donohoe killers

GARDAI from Dundalk investigating the murder of Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe today carried out fresh searches in the Co Louth area where he was shot dead.

Officers carried out planned searches at Faughart, Dundalk, this morning as part of the ongoing investigation into the murder of Detective Garda Donohoe at Lordship Credit Union on January 25th.


Local detectives backed up by members of the Divisional Search Team, the Regional Support Unit, Garda Stolen Motor Vehicle Investigation Unit and the Divisional Scenes of Crime Unit were involved in today’s operation.


The 41-year-old father-of-two was fatally wounded when he was shot in the head by a gang as they robbed the Credit Union.


It’s the latest search operation in the on-going  investigation. A few days ago  police from both sides of the border  carried out a series of searches around the Carlingford area and in South Armagh.


PSNI officers from the Serious Crime Branch have been assisting in the garda investigation. They seized mobile phones and documents when they searched four houses in south Armagh on April 8th.


Gardai have renewed their appeal to members of the public to come forward with any information they may have in relation to the murder which shocked the nation.


Detective Garda Donohoe  had just got out of his car to check why another vehicle had driven across the car park exit of the credit union when he was gunned down in cold blood without warning. Police believe that after the shooting the gang travelled in a blue Volkswagen Passat  to Fews Forest outside Newtownhamilton, where it was set ablaze.