first_img Previous articleTyrone man jailed for 7 years for causing death by dangerous drivingNext articleGardai warn motorists to drive with care over the St Patrick’s weekend News Highland Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Cross-border manhunt continues today for escaped Raphoe man Twitter Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic WhatsApp News Google+ Google+ Facebookcenter_img Twitter Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest A cross-border manhunt is underway for a prisoner who escaped from a low security jail in Co Cavan last night.26 year old Martin McDermott from Raphoe in Co Donegal was serving a seven year sentence for the manslaughter of Garda Gary McLoughlin.Officials at Loughan House prison first noticed the inmate was missing when they carried out a routine head count at around 5 o’clock yesterday evening.He was just eight months into his seven year sentence for the manslaughter of Leitrim Garda Gary McLoughlin – who died after his patrol car was rammed.It’s feared Martin McDermott – who has 91 previous convictions – may have simply walked out of the jail and could have fled north of the border.Gardai and the PSNI have mounted search operations – and a European Arrest warrant will be issued.An investigation will also be carried out into how the escape happened in the first place. Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Pinterest By News Highland – March 16, 2012 WhatsApplast_img read more