Monday 22 January 2018

Detective murdered by burglary gang to receive highest bravery award

Adrian Donohoe: his killers came from south Armagh. Photo: Ciara Wilkinson.
Adrian Donohoe: his killers came from south Armagh. Photo: Ciara Wilkinson.
Cathal McMahon

Cathal McMahon

A detective shot dead by a burglary gang in Co Louth is to be awarded a bravery medal on Thursday.

Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe was gunned down outside Lordship Credit Union in Co Louth in January 2013.

Gardaí have confirmed that the murdered father-of-two will be posthumously awarded the Gold Scott medal - the highest honour in An Garda Síochána.

The medal will be presented tomorrow to in a special ceremony at the Garda College in Templemore.

Tánaiste and Minister for Justice, Frances Fitzgerald TD, and Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan will attend and address the event.

In a statement, gardaí said D-gda Donohoe was presented with the medal "for the exceptional courage and bravery he showed at Lordship Credit Union, Co Louth, on January 25, 2013, which saw him give his life to protect others".

Nobody has been charged in connection with the murder.

A number of other members of An Garda Síochána will receive Silver and Bronze Scott Medals, and Commissioner’s Commendations on the day for bravery in the line of the duty.

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