Renewed Appeal – Andrew Burns Murder Investigation

On Tuesday, 12th February, 2008, 27 year old Andrew Burns was murdered at Donnyloop, Castlefin, Co. Donegal.

Today marks the 15th anniversary of Andrew’s murder.

Shortly after 7pm on that Tuesday, Andrew Burns received a number of gunshot wounds. He was later found on a roadway close to Donnyloop Church and pronounced dead shortly before 8pm. It is believed a number of individuals were involved in his murder.


To date one person has been convicted of this murder and is currently serving a life sentence.

Andrew’s family remain devastated by this heinous act and continue to struggle to come to terms with his murder.

An Garda Síochána are very grateful for all the witnesses that have come forward and made statements in the intervening years.

As we approach this 15th anniversary, An Garda Síochána is urging anyone with any information no matter how insignificant it may seem to them to come forward and speak with An Garda Síochána.

In particular the investigation team at Letterkenny Garda Station would like to specifically appeal to the occupant or occupants of a red vehicle that it is believed to have been in the carpark at Donnyloop church at around 7pm on the evening of Andrews murder on the 12th February 2008.

The investigation team do not believe that the occupant or occupants of this red vehicle were in any way connected with the murder of Andrew but they may have vital information to offer due to their presence at the carpark at Donnyloop church on the evening in question.

Information received by An Garda Síochána will be treated in the strictest confidence.


Anyone with information is asked to please contact the incident room at Letterkenny Garda Station on 074 9167100, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or make contact with any Garda Station.

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