Tuesday 15 October 2019

Special medal for family of murdered Garda Adrian Donohoe

Caroline Donoghue, widow of slain Garda Adrian Donoghue at a remeberance mass at Dublin Castle
Undated handout photo issued by the Garda of Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe
Family and friends react as they attend a memorial service for Gardai killed in the line of duty at Dublin Gardens, Dublin Castle, Dublin.
Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan attends a memorial service for Gardai killed in the line of duty at Dublin Gardens, Dublin Castle, Dublin.
Family and friends react as they attend a memorial service for Gardai killed in the line of duty at Dublin Gardens, Dublin Castle, Dublin
Murdered Garda Adrian Donohoe's wife Caroline attends a memorial service for Gardai killed in the line of duty at Dublin Gardens, Dublin Castle, Dublin
Minister for Justice Alan Shatter inspects a guard of Honour at a remeberance mass at Dublin Castle
Jerome Reilly

Jerome Reilly

The family of murdered Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe has received a special medal in his honour

Justice Minister Alan Shatter and Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan attended Dublin Castle today as Det Donohoe's wife Caroline and two children were presented with the remembrance medal.

Detective  Garda Donohoe (41) was shot dead during a robbery at a credit union at Lordship in Co Louth on January 25th and a police investigation on both sides of the border still continues.

Det Garda  Donohoe's widow Caroline and their two children were presented  with a Medal of Remembrance awarded during the annual garda memorial service for the 87 officers who  have lost their lives in the service of the State.

Commissioner  Martin Callinan described the murder of Detective Garda Donohoe as “a terrible event” that was still very raw.

Mr Shatter said: "The brutal murder of Adrian Donohoe was an unspeakable crime and life-changing for his family.

"The addition of Adrian's name to this roll of honour brings to 87 the number of members who have been killed in the line of duty. It is 87 too many.

"The government have expressed their revulsion and deep sadness and I wish on their behalf and on my own behalf to extend again my condolences to his family and to all members of An Garda Siochana. May he rest in peace."

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