Thursday 14 December 2017

'It is never too late to do the right thing' - Fresh appeal on fourth anniversary of garda's murder

Reward of €50k offered for information leading to arrest

Det Garda Adrian Donohoe
Det Garda Adrian Donohoe
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

The Garda Commissioner has issued a fresh appeal for help solving the murder of Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe.

The Co Louth detective was gunned down outside Lordship Credit Union four years ago today.

Nobody has ever been charged with his murder and now Garda Commissioner Noirín O'Sullivan has issued a bid for information.

In a statement, issued this morning, Ms O'Sullivan described the killing as "brutal and senseless murder".

She added: "An Garda Síochána is as determined as ever to bring those behind this horrific crime to justice."

She claimed that extensive inquiries continue to be carried out in this country and with international police groups, including the PSNI.

"This is a highly complex investigation and it is important that as with all such investigations that we make sure we have every single detail right," she continued.

The investigation is being led from detective garda Donohoe's old station in Dundalk and the commissioner said the they will continue to investigate until "justice is done".

She continued: "We cannot do this alone, we still need the public’s help. Even the smallest piece of information could be vital. At this time, I would appeal to anyone with information on Adrian’s murder to come forward and help us with our enquiries.

"There are still people out there who know who the killers are. It is never too late to do the right thing. Any information provided will be treated sensitively."

Describing the murdered garda Ms Sullivan said: "Adrian was the epitome of all that is good about An Garda Síochána. In his professional and personal life he was dedicated to the community he served. Whether it was his work in Dundalk Garda Station or giving his time to coach underage teams at St Patrick’s GAA in Lordship, Adrian was always focused on helping and supporting others.

The Irish League of Credit Unions, which represents credit unions in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, has offered a reward of €50,000 for information that leads to any arrest and prosecution in respect of the murder of Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe.

Anyone with information in relation to the murder of Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe should call the incident room in Dundalk Garda Station on 042 9388470 or the Garda Confidential Number on 1800 666 111.

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