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Adrian Donohoe: Crossmaglen man charged with murder

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Image caption Adrian Donohoe, 41, was killed in a robbery near Dundalk in 2013

A man from County Armagh has been charged with the murder of Irish police officer Adrian Donohoe.

Aaron Brady, 27, from New Road, Crossmaglen, appeared in court in Dundalk, County Louth on Sunday night.

The court heard that he denied involvement in the murder. He was remanded in custody until 9 March.

Det Garda Donohoe, 41, was shot dead in a robbery at Lordship Credit Union near Dundalk in January 2013.

The father-of-two was one of two detectives on late-night escort duty at the rural credit union when the robbery took place.

A Garda detective inspector told the court that when Mr Brady was charged with Det Donohoe's murder, he replied: "I strongly deny any involvement in the murder of Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe."

Earlier on Sunday, a man in his 50s who was also arrested in connection with Det Garda Donohoe's murder was released.

A file will be prepared for the Irish director of public prosecutions following his release.

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