File to be prepared on Dorr arrests - Man and woman freed without charge

TWO people arrested on Saturday last in connection with the murder of a Dundalk man have been freed without charge.

TWO people arrested on Saturday last in connection with the murder of a Dundalk man have been freed without charge.

A man in his 30s and a woman in her 20s were arrested in the morning in the Dundalk area over the death of 18-year-old Niall Dorr.

The man and woman were questioned under the provisions of Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act, 1939 at Dundalk Garda station.

The pair have been freed without charge and a file is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

A total of eight arrests have now been made in connection with Mr Dorr's death. Mr Dorr from Avondale sustained fatal injuries in an assault on Castle Road on October 13, 2010.

He was with three friends walking along the road when they became involved in an altercation with another group.

The kickboxing champion was the only person to sustain any serious injury. He died two days later in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda.

Mr Dorr, who was due to celebrate his 19th birthday in November, attended St Mary's College in Dundalk. He had previously represented Ireland in the World Kickboxing Championships, winning a silver medal in Portugal.

Niall is survived by his parents David and Veronica; brother Shane; and grandmother Maura Foy from Leitrim.

Mr Dorr's family has been comforted by the fact that the organs donated by him - two kidneys, pancreas, liver, lungs and heart - have saved five lives.

His father, David, is said to carry his son's life-saving donor card everywhere with him to remind him of his son's final selfless act.

Mr Dorr signed up to become an organ donor in July, just three months before his death. He picked it up in a doctor's surgery and a few days later, he took it out, signed it, gave it to his mother to sign and asked her to look after it for him.

He had attended an interview for the army just hours before he was assaulted by a number of people on Castle Road. At the time of his death, Mr Dorr had also been planning to do a sky-dive for Our Lady's Children's Hospital in Dublin.