Joe Ryan opens up on guilt of surviving while Adrian Donohoe was murdered
The detective who was with Adrian Donohoe on the night of his murder in January 2013 has opened up on the guilt he feels at surviving while his colleague died.
Detective Joe Ryan was on cash in transit duty with the father of two when they were ambushed at Lordship Credit Union in Bellurgan on January 23rd 2013. While Detective Donohoe was fatally shot, Detective Ryan was only threatened on the night.
However, speaking to Prime Time following the sentencing of Aaron Brady for 40 years for capital murder earlier this week, Detective Ryan told reporter Barry Cummins of the guilt he felt over the last seven years.
He said: “Adrian was a family man. I don’t have any kids so guilt is the main thing I feel.”
Check out a clip of Joe Ryan’s interview below or watch the episode in full on the RTÉ Player.
Our Security Correspondent @barrycummins12 spoke to retired Detective Garda Joe Ryan for last night’s show.— RTÉ Prime Time (@RTE_PrimeTime) October 16, 2020
Joe was Garda Adrian Donohoe’s colleague at Lordship, Co Louth on the night that Adrian was murdered in 2013.
He tells his story for the first time. #rtept #adriandonohoe pic.twitter.com/ZxY0KIfmnZ