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Saturday 31 January 2015

Kevin Myers: Garda Ciaran Jones gave his life for Ireland 

IT was on the last weekend of autumn, the first days of winter, as an evil and ferocious monsoon lashed the bleak mud of the Wicklow hills, that a young off-duty garda, Ciaran Jones, freely went out and gave his life, so that others might live. Of course, he did not deliberately seek death, but no-one going out on the N81 on Monday night could have been in any doubt, with the dark cataracts rampaging down the steep slopes on either side, that real peril was abroad. Nonetheless, Garda Jones battled the elements, for no remotely possible selfish...

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