Pearse McAuley has been released from Castlerea prison after serving seven years for stabbing Sinn Fein TD Pauline Tully 13 times.

He was sentenced to 12 years with 4 suspended in 2015 for the attack on his ex wife.

It happened on Christmas Eve in 2014, at the family home in Kilnaleck in County Cavan.

McAuley has previously been jailed for his involvement in a botched robbery in which Detective Garda Jerry McCabe was shot dead.

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