Denis Donaldson murder - man to be charged with killing of IRA man turned MI5 agent

A man is to be prosecuted in connection with the murder of IRA man turned MI5 agent, Denis Donaldson.

Wednesday, 3rd July 2019, 4:58 pm
Denis Donaldson.
Denis Donaldson.

The announcement was made during an inquest into Mr. Donaldson's death on Wednesday.

Mr. Donaldson, who was also a former member of Sinn Fein, was shot dead at a remote cottage in Glenties, Co. Donegal on April 4, 2006.

Gardai Superintendent Michael Finan told the coroner, Dr. Denis McAuley, that he had obtained a warrant from the Special Criminal Court for the arrest and prosecution of a man in connection with Mr. Donaldson's murder.

Mr. Donaldson pictured alongside Martin McGuinness and Gerry Adams in Stormont.

"At a sitting of Donegal Coroners Court today, July 3 2019, An Garda Siochana sought a remand into the inquest into the death of Denis Donaldson, in accordance with section 25(2) Coroners Act 1962," said a Garda spokesperson.

"As criminal proceedings have been initiated in this case An Garda Siochana is not making any further comment."