Gardai investigating the murder of Christy Daly at Bog Lane, Clara, Co. Offaly on December 29, have this morning (May 14) charged a 23 year old manwith the murder of Christy Daly. He is the third person to be charged in relation to the murder investigation.
As a result of this extensive investigation, two further men aged 24 and 25 years were arrested in Dublin this morning and are currently detained at Tullamore Garda Station. This brings to eight the number of people arrested to date in relation to this investigation.
These arrests resulted from a targeted investigation into an organised crime gang trafficking drugs throughout the midlands and west of Ireland. An Garda Síochána stated that it is committed to ‘pro-actively targeting groups and individual engaged in all forms of criminal activity’.
Christy Daly was found shot to death on December 29. The Gardai conducted a major investigation in relation to the murder with significant local resources from the Laois/Offaly Garda Division, supported by Gardaí from specialist units such the National Bureau of Criminal Investigation and The Emergency Response Unit, augmented by local detective units and Divisional Search Teams.
During the course of the investigation, 50 searches were carried out and 135 people have so far been interviewed. Inquiries in relation to this matter are continuing.