Sinn Féin Louth TD Gerry Adams has rejected as “unfounded” an allegation by Fine Gael Councillor Ritchie Culhane that he or Sinn Féin has any information on the death of Garda Detective Adrian Donohoe.
The Louth TD today extended his ‘sympathy and solidarity’ with the Donohoe family at this difficult time.
Gerry Adams said:
“I have appealed many times for anyone with any information in respect of Garda Donohoe’s death to bring that forward to the Gardaí or the PSNI.
“It is clear from the news reportage, including that in the Irish Independent this morning, that the Garda believe they know who is responsible, where they are at this time and continue to seek information that will help bring them to justice.
“The murder of Garda Donohoe demands the fullest co-operation of everyone and support for the police services north and south.
“It is shameful that on the first anniversary of Garda Donohoe’s death that Fine Gael Councillor Ritchie Culhane should make this untrue claim.
“At this painful time I want to extend my deepest sympathy to the family, friends and colleagues of Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe. I especially want to extend my solidarity and sincerest condolences to Adrian's wife, Caroline, and his children, Amy and Niall.
“I never met Adrian Donohoe but I know many people who did and all describe him as a highly respected member of our local community and An Cumann Lúthcleas Gael. The passing of the year has not diminished the huge sense of loss felt by them and by his family.”