A man arrested in Donegal yesterday in connection with the murder of
former Sinn Fein member Denis Donaldson has been released without
A second man arrested is still being questioned
Donaldson was executed at his home outside Glenties in April 2006
after it was revealed he was operating as an M15 spy.
The Real IRA later admitted responsibility for his murder.
A number of people have been arrested in connection with his death but
none have ever been charged.
The arrested man, Gary Donnelly, a councillor on Derry/Strabane
District Council, had been previously arrested in relation to the same
He was arrested by Gardai at a commemoration ceremony taking place in
West Donegal yesterday.
He was questioned at Letterkenny Garda station.
The inquest into Mr Donalson’s death has been delayed at least 19
times for various reasons.
His family taking legal action against the authorities.
Much of the delay centres around an alleged journal which Donaldson
was writing after being outed as an M15 operative.
Local Donegal county councillor Micheal Mac Giolla Easbuig claims Mr
Donnelly’s arrest was “politically motivated.”