Denis Donaldson inquest adjourned again

RTÉ reports that the inquest into the murder of former senior Sinn Féin staffer Denis Donaldson in 2006 has been adjourned for a futher 6 months, until 26 August. And an Irish News report today anticipating the delay adds.

[After a previous adjournment] It later emerged that Letterkenny man Liam McGinley had been taken into protective custody after having given gardai information about the murder. McGinley is understood to have identified the killers to detectives. He is also understood to have passed on information which led to the recovery of a sledgehammer which the killers had used to break down the door of the cottage during the attack. McGinley is understood to have agreed to cooperate with garda after having been abducted and shot by the Real IRA in November 2007.

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  • Seosamh913

    Why was he abducted and shot by the RIRA in 2007 and has he alleged this or have they admitted doing so ?

  • IRIA

    Although McGinley was never a member of the organisation, he had extensive contacts with the group’s membership in Donegal and Londonderry. Among them were senior terrorists suspected by gardai of organising attacks on the British security forces

  • joeCanuck

    That’s a very murky world; full of disinformation. Impossible often, even usually, to believe who, if anyone, to believe.

  • nollaig a chara

    FFS so this guy is touting on ppl that are members of an organisation that he is not part of but still knows all about them that shot another tout for being a tout………….???

  • IRIA

    Shouldn’t the question be-why was the inquest adjourned? This fella has been talking to the gardai long enough for them to have gathered their info. Is it b/c the info he has would hurt the current political discussions?

  • joeCanuck


    Doubt it very much. See #3

  • Scaramoosh

    One man’s tout is another man’s contributor to the peace process….

  • st etienne

    “Is it b/c the info he has would hurt the current political discussions?”

    Wouldn’t take a million guesses to spot that as the subtext to this (& the Irish News) piece IRIA.

  • Seosamh913

    Part of the reason I ask is that I briefly lived in close proximity to this guy. Let’s say that I have an idea as to why somebody may have wanted to hurt him. I also know that the Donegal cops have known about his involvement with certain things and certain people for a very long time.

  • Seosamh, please do spill the beans, or at least give us a hint.

  • IRIA

    That’s a pretty big hint, already. Sounds like a Paddy Dixon scenario.

  • old school

    Mc Ginley had zero contact with Republicans, apart from maybe being childhood friends with some before he went bad.

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    Jedward know more about Donaldsons killing than this guy.

  • old school

    Wahay! My first post.