McDermott moved from Loughan House

The man who was convicted for killing Garda Gary McLoughlin is expected to serve the remainder of his sentence at the Midlands Prison in Portlaoise.

The man who was convicted for killing Garda Gary McLoughlin is expected to serve the remainder of his sentence at the Midlands Prison in Portlaoise.

Martin McDermott was handed back to Irish prison authorities in Loughan House, Blacklion by the PSNI on Friday, June 1.

Twenty six year old McDermott from Raphoe in Donegal fled to Derry after escaping from Loughan House prison in Blacklion in March, where he was arrested by the police there.

There was a public outcry when it was learned that McDermott had been serving his sentence in an open prison. He had been sentenced to seven years for the manslaughter of Fenagh’s Gary McLoughlin.

McDermott was driving a stolen car that collided with a Garda car at high speed in 2009. McDermott was initially returned to Loughan House prison last Friday but was brought to the Midlands Prison over the weekend.