Two men arrested over 1990 Dessie Fox murder

Tyrone based bookmaker was shot dead on his way to the Curragh in 1990

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Two men arrested over 1990 Dessie Fox murder

The late Dessie Fox

Gardaí have arrested two men as part of an ongoing investigation in to the murder of Dessie Fox at Healy's Bridge, Prosperous, Co Kildare on September 30, 1990.

Mr Fox, a well-known bookmaker, was driving from his home in Dungannon, Northern Ireland to a race meeting in the Curragh, Co. Kildare, when his car was intercepted by a number of armed men at Healy's Bridge on the road between Downing’s Cross, Prosperous and Kilmeague.

He sustained a gunshot wound during the incident and died at the scene.

The two, aged 50 and 61 years were arrested in the Dublin area this morning, Tuesday May 29, during an operation involving Gardaí from the Kildare Division and members of the National Bureau of Criminal Investigation.

They are currently being detained under Section 30 of the Offences against the State Act, 1939 at Naas and Leixlip Garda Stations.

Mr Fox was also well known in GAA circles

Investigating Gardaí continue to appeal for information in this case and believe that a number of people have yet to come forward who may now be in a position to assist in bringing those responsible to justice.