Friday November 27, 2020

Garda Special: Policing across the line

The murders of Paul Quinn and Adrian Donohoe highlighted the changes in how the Garda Síochána and the PSNI investigate cross-border crime, write John Burke and Nicola Cooke.

3rd February, 2013
The coffin carrying the remains of murdered Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe, who was shot dead during a botched armed robbery, makes its way through his home village of Lordship, Co Louth, last week. Photo: Photocall

In the five years since south Armagh man Paul Quinn was lured by a local gang associated with the Provisional IRA, and fatally beaten in a shed at Oram in Co Monaghan, Garda detectives and their counterparts in the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) have been collating and cross-referencing information on the activities of cross-border organised crime gangs.

Once distanced by suspicion, the PSNI and the gardaí now exchange key information on criminal gangs...

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