A 27-year-old man has appeared in court in Dundalk tonight charged with the murder of Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe.
Aaron Brady of New Road in Crossmaglen, who was arrested a week ago, appeared before a special sitting of Dundalk District Court earlier tonight (Sunday, March 4th) at 8pm charged with the murder of a Garda in the course of his duty, under Section 3 of the Criminal Justice Act.
Tonight, the court heard that Mr Brady denied involvement in the murder when the charge was made. He has been remanded in custody until March 9th when he will appear via videolink at Cloverhill District Court. The hearing lasted just six minutes, in which Detective Pat Marry gave evidence of charges.
On Sunday morning, An Garda Siochana confirmed another man - a male in his 60s who was arrested in Dundalk on Monday evening last (February, 26th) in connection with the murder - had been released without charge.
He was being held and questioned at Balbriggan Garda Station in relation to the 2013 murder at Lordship Credit Union. He was released from custody on Saturday night and a file, Gardai say, is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.
Det Garda Donohoe was shot dead as he confronted a group of men who were attempting to carry out an armed robbery during a cash in transit delivery at Lordship Credit Union on January 25th 2013.