McMahon case arrest

A WOMAN in her 20s has been arrested as part of an ongoing investigation into the murder of a Dundalk man who was shot dead in 2010.

A WOMAN in her 20s has been arrested as part of an ongoing investigation into the murder of a Dundalk man who was shot dead in 2010.

She was arrested in the morning on January 12 in the North Louth area and is currently detained under Section 30 of the Offences against the State Act, 1939 at Dundalk Garda Station.

This is the fourth person arrested as part of the investigation into the murder Seamus McMahon. Last September, a 30-year-old man was arrested in Co Louth in connection with the shooting.

The suspect was arrested in Drogheda and detained under section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act. The previous month a 39-year-old man was arrested, and a 32-year-old woman was questioned in June last. They were both released without charge.

McMahon, a 41-year-old taxi driver, was originally from Greenacres but lived in Ashbrook. He was shot on March 21, 2010 when two men entered a house at Bothar Croinn in Saltown, Dundalk where he was visiting a female friend.

Gardaí believe up to three men were involved in the attack, which occurred shortly before 7pm. The third man waited in a white hatchback and helped the two gunmen to escape from the scene of the crime.

It is thought McMahon may have been targeted by dissident republicans or a criminal gang, and that he had been followed for a significant period of time before he was shot by the gang.

Anyone who has information can contact the Garda Confidential Line 1-800-666-111 or Dundalk Garda Station on 042-9335577.