Omeath murder underlines that nothing about domestic violence is 'mundane'
Last Sunday week - October 11, in Omeath, Co Louth - all our notions of safety in community, safety at home, and safety within the system, were shattered.
The immediate headlines told us that "a member of the Gardaí and another man have been killed and a woman has been seriously injured in a domestic incident".
As time progressed, the awful facts of the case began to unfold. We heard that the murdered Garda was a heroic and kind young father of three.