Updated: 26/02/18 : 07:07:52
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Arrest in garda murder inquiry

Gardaí have arrested a man in connection with the 2013 murder of detective garda Adrian Donohoe.

The arrested man, who is in his 20s, was arrested in Dublin yesterday evening and is being held at Dundalk garda station under section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act.

The man was arrested outside Wheatfield Prison as he was released following a sentence for traffic offences.

Dad-of-two Garda Donohoe (pictured above) was shot dead by a gang of five while on a cash escort from the Lordship Credit Union in Co Louth in January 2013.

It was reported this week that police in the US were closing in on a suspect, with the FBI, US Homeland Security and Massachusetts State police issuing posters appealing to the Irish community in Boston to help capture a suspect.

Speaking on the fifth anniversary of his death last month, Chief Superintendent Christopher Mangan, appealed for information.

He said: "Persons involved in this murder have, no doubt, received logistical and emotional support from their families and friends.

"I am speaking to you in particular, the families and friends of these people who are involved in the murder, your mind will never have peace until you tell the truth of what happened to Adrian. It's not too late to do the right thing."