Gardai conduct new search as Adrian Donohoe murder probe ramps up

Investigations continue as two suspects remain in custody

Barry Landy

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Gardai conduct new search as Adrian Donohoe murder probe ramps up

Gardai have conducted a new search yesterday as the investigation into the murder of Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe intensifies. 

Following on from the arrests of two men - a man in his 20s on Sunday and then a man in his 60s on Monday - Gardai yesterday conducted a search at the graveyard of St Michael's Church in Clogherhead. 

It is understood this search, as reported in today's Irish Daily Star, was conducted an in attempt to retrieve items the gang responsible for the armed robbery and murder may have buried in the locality. 

The site is believed to be less than 1km from where the car believed to have been used in the murder was stolen. The vehicle, a black Volkswagen Passat, was later found burnt out outside Keady in Co Armagh. 

Gardai are continuing to question the two men in relation to the 2013 murder at Lordship Credit Union. On Monday, Gardai secured an additional 72 hours to question the man in his 20s, after an application was granted in a special sitting of Dundalk District Court. 

St Michael's Church, Clogherhead, near where Tuesday's search was conducted.