UPDATE: Man arrested in connection with 2006 Clare murder released without charge

UPDATE: Man arrested in connection with 2006 Clare murder released without charge



Saturday, September 14th – 9.25pm

Gardaí have confirmed that the male in his late 30s arrested on Tuesday 10th September 2019 in relation to this incident was released without charge this evening Saturday 14th September 2019. A file will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Photo: © Pat Flynn 2015

Gardaí investigating the murder of a man in Ardnacrusha Co Clare in 2006 have made an arrest in the case.

Aidan Kelly was shot a number of times on the night of May 10th 2006. A firearm was recovered from the scene at the time. This is the first arrest to be made in connection with the murder.

The 19-year-old from Moyross in Limerick was shot in a country lane in what was believed to be at the time, to have been a gangland-style shooting. Mr Kelly was rushed to hospital but was later pronounced dead.

A Garda spokesman has confirmed: “Gardaí investigating the murder of Aidan Kelly on 10th May 2006 at Blackwater, Ardnacrusha, Co. Clare, have arrested a man in his late 30s.

He was arrested this morning and is currently detained at Henry Street Garda Station under Section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act 2007”.

Gardaí investigating this incident are appealing to anyone who has information, no matter how insignificant they may think it is, to contact Henry Street Garda Station on (061) 212 400, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800-666-111 or any Garda Station.

*Irish Times article from the time.

Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.