Aaron Brady, the suspect charged with the murder of Garda Adrian Donohoe, is due to return to court later this week.
The tragic garda was shot during an armed robbery of a Louth Credit Union on 25th January 2013.
Aaron Brady from County Armagh appeared before a special sitting of Dundalk District Court last night in relation to the murder.
I met Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe four months before he was murdered. He was a real gentleman. I’ve done dozens of stories about his case in the last five years. I didn’t want him to be forgotten about. Today’s a huge day for Dundalk and #gardai and, above all, his family. RIP pic.twitter.com/Van2DgrO4B— Michael O'Toole ???? (@mickthehack) March 4, 2018
Over the years as then NE Corr I met Adrian Donohoe at many scenes. He was always an absolute gentleman, polite and cheery. An outstanding #Garda. A huge loss to his family, community & force. Thinking of them tonight.— Richard Dowling (@richardowling) March 4, 2018
According to reports, a number of members of the US Department of Homeland Security were also in attendance.
Earlier this year, the FBI had placed wanted posters in the Boston areas of Dorchester and Quincy, where it was believed the three suspects were on the run.
Another man has been arrested over the incident - but a third is believed to still be hiding out in the US.
Social media also implies the man may have been living in Yonkers, outside of New York City, for an amount of time.
Brady (27) has denied "any involvement" according to Detective Inspector Pat Marry.
The @gardainfo put a huge effort into the investigation into the murder of Det Garda Adrian Donohoe. I mean huge. No stone left unturned. The @PoliceServiceNI have also provided invaluable help to advance the inquir and assist their colleagues south of the border— John Mooney (@JohnMooneyST) March 4, 2018
The man was remanded in custody by Judge John Coughlan at Cloverhill District Court until 9th March.
Speaking on @RTE_PrimeTime in 2016 on those who murdered Adrian Donohoe. We have known their names since 2013, they thought they were untouchable. Tonight, justice has finally caught up with them after five long years. https://t.co/ztJ3LiyGBe— John McGahon (@John_McGahon) March 4, 2018
Father of two Donohoe was the 87th member of An Garda Siochana to be murdered in the line of duty. The 41-year-old was ambushed by a five-man gang during a cash escort.
His widow Caroline was in court for the brief hearing.