Saturday 18 November 2017

Man held over Donaldson murder released

A prominent dissident republican arrested over the murder of IRA informer Denis Donaldson has been released without charge.

Gary Donnelly, in his 40s and a member of the 32 County Sovereignty Movement, is from Derry but was arrested south of the border on Saturday.

A file on the case is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

He was freed yesterday afternoon at about 4pm.

Mr Donaldson was shot dead at a remote cottage in Donegal in April 2006.

Just months earlier, the former Sinn Fein official publicly admitted being a British agent inside the republican movement for more than 20 years.

Press Association

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