Garda Eoin O'Brien had more reasons than one to celebrate yesterday.
Eoin, who is from Drogheda, Co Louth, was among those graduating from Templemore Training College in Tipperary.
And as he embarks on a career which will see him initially based in Swords, Co Dublin, Eoin decided to take an even bigger plunge.
He proposed to his girlfriend Derval O'Donnovan and she said the all-important "yes".
The pair are pictured by Brian Arthur with two-year-old Ailise and seven-year-old Tiernan O'Donnovan.