Preliminary hearing for Kieran Doherty Real IRA murder case

Kieran Doherty who was murdered by the Real IRA, an organisation he was a member of.
Kieran Doherty who was murdered by the Real IRA, an organisation he was a member of.

A preliminary hearing in the case of Kieran Doherty, murdered by the Real IRA in Derry in February, 2010, is scheduled to take place in Belfast this Thursday.

The remains of the former republican prisoner were found at Braehead on the outskirts of the city five years ago. He had been stripped and bound and had two bullet wounds to his head.

In 2009 the 31-year-old father of one gave an interview to the ‘Derry Journal’ in which he stated that MI5 had attempted to recruit him as an informer. Some days after his murder, the Real IRA issued a statement admiiting responsibility for the killing and stating Mr Doherty had been a member of the organisation. The Coroner’s Court hearing will take place at Laganside Court complex.