District court appearance for man accused of involvement in Lordship credit union robbery

A man will be brought back to Dundalk District Court today in connection with the robbery of €7000 in cash and assorted cheques at Lordship Credit Union on the 25th January 2013. During the robbery Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe was tragically murdered.

33-year old Brendan ‘Benny’ Treanor with an address at Emer Terrace, Castletown Road, Dundalk is also accused of conspiring with others to commit burglary within the state.

He initially appeared in Dundalk District Court last Thursday afternoon following his arrest earlier that day.
Judge Eirinn McKiernan was told by Garda Sgt Noel Mohan that the accused was arrested at 9:43am on Thursday 15th July and taken to Dundalk Garda station where he was charged.

When the two charges were put to Mr Treanor at Dundalk Garda station he made no reply. Garda Sgt Mohan said the application was that the accused should be remanded in custody.
Judge McKiernan remanded him in custody at Cloverhill prison until today (Wednesday 21st) when he will return to a sitting at Dundalk District Court.

Aaron Brady of New Road, Crossmaglen, Co. Armagh was sentenced to life in prison last October for the murder of Detective Garda Donohoe. He was also sentenced to 14 years for armed robbery at Lordship Credit Union. Brady has appealed the conviction.

Gardaí are continuing to investigate other suspects including the remaining members of the robbery gang as well as those who provided them with logistical support. They continue to liase with the PSNI and police agencies in the US.

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