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Video: For God's sake turn in killers, priest pleads at garda funeral

Fiach Kelly and Brian Hutton

Published 30/01/2013 | 12:08

Mourner caqrry the coffin of murderd garda detective Adrian Donohoe. Photo: Ray Cullen
Flowers are brought to St Joseph's church in Dundalk for the State Funeral of Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe. Photo: PA
Taoiseach Enda Kenny arrives at the Funeral.
Deputy Mary Lou McDonald (Sinn Fein)
Sinn Fein leader and TD for Louth Gerry Adams along with Deputy Caoimhin O Chaolain
Mourners gather at the home of murdered Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe to sign a book of condolence at Lordship, Jenkinstown, Dundalk. Photo: PA
Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe, who was attached to the Detective Unit in Dundalk, who died following a shooting incident at the Lordship Credit Union at Bellurgan, near Dundalk. Photo: PA
Anne McCabe, the widow of Garda Jerry McCabe arrives at the fineral.
President Michael D Higgins and wife Sabina arriving at the funeral.

THE priest at the funeral mass of murdered Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe has pleaded to anyone with information: "Please God, turn these people in."

Fr Michael Cusack told the congregation that it is "so true than evil exists", and said the killing is like "Satan laughing at us"."

"And if there is anyone who knows anything about that, if you have any semblance of goodness in you, for God's sake, turn these people in. If not, you're allowing Satan to ruin the lives of more and more people.

"He was a man of honour, who could do this?"

Fr Cusack said members of the force "dance" with Satan on a regular basis.

The priest also strongly criticised government cuts to the force and closure of garda stations.

Fr Michael Cusack said he came from a town in Co Galway where the station had closed and two elderly men had since had their "heads bashed in".

He made the comments in front of a congregation including the Taoiseach, Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore, Justice Minister Alan Shatter and almost the entire Cabinet.

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