Gardaí in Donegal arrest man in connection with Fullerton murder investigation

A man arrested by Gardai investigating the murder of Edward Fullerton in Donegal 30 years ago has been released without charge.

Mr Fullerton, a local Sinn Fein Councillor, was shot dead by loyalist paramilitaries at his home in Buncrana in May 1991.

A 56-year-old was detained shortly after 10am yesterday and was being held at Letterkenny Gardai Station.

He has since been released without charge, and Gardai say a file will now be prepared by the DPP.


Gardaí have appealed to anybody with information in relation to this murder to contact the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.

Earlier this year the Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald called for an independent public inquiry into the murder.


In a tribute to mark the 30th anniversary of Edward Fullerton’s killing, Ms McDonald, said he had “embodied what it means to be a proud Irish republican activist and a dedicated united Irelander.


“Everything he did was about lifting people up and moving forward,” she said.