Saturday 23 September 2017

Paul Williams: Funeral shows bond between gardai and their communities – whatever TD says

IT WAS a solemn, sad day for every member of An Garda Siochana and all decent Irish people, as a true hero was laid to rest.

The driving rain that poured from a leaden sky as they brought Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe's remains to the church provided a metaphor for the feelings of many of us and the thousands who turned up to pay a final, tearful farewell.

What followed was a poignant and moving ceremony to remember and pay tribute to a garda who represented true heroism and, yes, patriotism.

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