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Two men arrested in relation to Gormanston shooting

Thursday, 29th May, 2014 4:25pm

Two men arrested in relation to Gormanston shooting

Gardaí investigating the fatal shooting of Peter Butterly at Gormanston on the 6th March last year have arrested two males (aged in their 40’s and 50’s).
They were arrested this morning and are being detained at Kells Garda station under the provisions of section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act.
Three men were already charged in March last year, also in connection with the shooting.
Shortly after 2pm on 6th March last year, 35 year old Peter Butterly was shot a number of times as he sat in his car outside the Huntsmans Inn in Gormanston.    

Butterly, who was from Togher in Co Louth, is believed to have been a high ranking dissident republican and had been warned by gardai that his life was under threat. 

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