Two other suspected members of the five-man murder gang are also believed to be in the United States while the other suspect lives near Dundalk, co Louth.
“We can not do this alone, we still need the public’s help”. He was held due to problems with his visa and is now being held by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
It is believed that a former associate of the man, who is now living in Ireland, has been assisting gardai with their inquiries.
His arrest was first reported by the Irish Daily Star this morning.
Significant information in relation to the Donohoe investigation has been obtained in recent months.
This development opens the possibility for his deportation back to Ireland where Gardai will get the opportunity to speak to him regarding the killing of Garda Donohoe, which took place at Lordship Credit Union in January 2013.
The man is wanted in Ireland not just for the murder of Adrian Donohoe but also for a number of petty crimes.
Nobody has yet faced charges in connection with either the murder or robbery.
The man, who is in his 20s, was arrested yesterday by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents in NY for immigration violations and is now in custody pending deportation.
On the fourth anniversary of Adrian’s death earlier this year, Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan praised the work done by local Gardaí to date.
He is now in custody “pending removal from the United States”. They switch their time between states in a bid to keep the U.S. authorities from knowing their location.