The 27 year old appeared at a sitting of Dundalk District Court tonight

A man has been charged with the murder of detective Garda Adrian Donohoe 5 years ago.

27 year old Aaron Brady from New Road, Crossmaglen, in County Armagh, appeared before a special sitting of Dundalk district court last night.

Detective Inspector Pat Marry told the court that in reply to the charge Mr Brady said he strongly denied 'any involvement in the murder'.

Judge John Coughlan remanded him in custody to Cloverhill District Court on the 9th March, and granted legal aid.

Garda Donohoe's widow Caroline was in court for the brief hearing.