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Garda Commissioner: 'Very significant progress has been made in the investigation into Detective Garda Adrian Donohue's murder'

GARDA Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan has said “very significant progress” has been made in the investigation into the murder of Detective Garda Adrian Donohue however she warned the investigation is “complex.”

She said the Gardai need to get everything 100pc right before those responsible could be brought to justice.

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Det Gda Adrian Donohoe

Meanwhile Sinn Fein leader, Gerry Adams has offered to act as a “go-between” for anyone who has any information about the murder of the detective and who may be too nervous to come forward to the authorities. He described garda Donohue as an “up-standing person” and said his killers should be brought to justice.

The Commissioner said the gardai are receiving full co-operation from the PSNI and from their colleagues in North America.

She called on people within the local community in Co Louth who may have information to come forward.

The commissioner was speaking as she attended a memorial mass for Garda Donohoe at St Joseph's Church in Dundalk on the second anniversary of his death today. The mass at the Redemptorist church was attended by Dt Garda Donohue’s widow, Caroline and their two children, Amy and Niall, as well as the murdered garda’s parents Hugh and Peggy.

Parish Priest Michael Cusack said that when badness or evil enters our world, it diminishes it. “The call that we have is to root it out,” he told the community.

He also called on the new Commissioner “to root out badness so the force can have the pride it always holds dear.”

The 41 year old father of two was shot dead during an armed robbery at Lordship Credit Union two years ago today.

It is believed some of the suspects in his killing fled the jurisdiction in the aftermath of his death.

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