Two brother suspects for the murder of Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe have been pictured living it up on a US ski holiday - on the third anniversary of his killing.
An Irish Daily Star newspaper report this morning claims that the brothers - on the run on the east coast of the US - took to social media to share pictures of themselves at a North American ski resort.
The pair are working in construction and are both in relationships in the US while the suspected trigger man is also in the US - living in the New York-New Jersey area - with the two remaining gang members back in their south Armagh base.
All five are from the south Armagh-north Louth area.
The Kilnaleck-born father-of-two was murdered when on duty with another detective at Lordship Credit Union, Bellurgan, Co Louth, when escorting a cash transfer three years ago - January 25, 2013.
Investigating gardai in Dundalk launched a massive probe into the killing that shocked the nation and are still confident that justice will be done.
“It is three years now since Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe was brutally and senselessly murdered in the line of duty,” said Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan in a fresh information appeal on Monday.
“The impact of Adrian’s death is still keenly felt in Dundalk, amongst the Garda family, and the wider community. Most of all, our thoughts today are with Caroline, the children, and all of Adrian’s family and friends.
“Adrian Donohoe was the very embodiment of dedication to the community he served. He was not only integral to the team at Dundalk Garda station but also to St Patrick’s GAA in Lordship [who named the ground in his memory] and to the lives of the children of the underage teams he coached.
“The reaction to his murder is testament to the breadth of influence he had on people’s lives, and the depth of feeling towards him.
“An Garda Síochána is committed to ensuring Adrian’s killers are brought to justice and extensive assistance is being provided by law enforcement colleagues, including the PSNI.
“I would appeal to anyone with information on Adrian’s murder to come forward and help us with our enquiries. The smallest piece of information could be significant. There are still people out there who know who the killers are. It is never too late to do the right thing. Any information provided will be treated sensitively.”
Anyone with information in relation to the murder of Det Gda Donohoe can call the incident room in Dundalk Garda Station at (042) 938 8470 or the Garda Confidential Number at 1800 666 111.