Adrian Donohoe's family receive garda medal in his honour

Saturday 18 May 2013 22.39
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Caroline Donohoe was presented with the medal at Dublin Castle this morning
Caroline Donohoe was presented with the medal at Dublin Castle this morning
Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe was shot dead in Louth in January
Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe was shot dead in Louth in January
Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan described Det Donohoe's murder as a 'terrible event'
Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan described Det Donohoe's murder as a 'terrible event'
Remembrance medal was presented to the Donohoe family
Remembrance medal was presented to the Donohoe family
Memorial service to gardaí who have lost their lives in the service of the State
Memorial service to gardaí who have lost their lives in the service of the State

The family of Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe have received a special medal in his honour.

The 41-year-old was shot dead during a robbery at a credit union in Co Louth on 25 January.

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter and Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan were at Dublin Castle this morning as Det Donohoe's widow Caroline and two children were presented with the remembrance medal.

It was awarded during the annual garda memorial service for the 87 officers who lost their lives in the service of the State.

Commissioner Callinan described the murder of Det Donohoe as a terrible event that was still very raw.

Mr Shatter said it was an unspeakable crime and life-changing for his family.

He said it was tragic that Det Donohoe's name was added to a roll of honour that continues to get longer.

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