A restored monument honouring the heroic rescue attempt of a Dublin policeman was unveiled on Burgh Quay in Dublin.

Constable Patrick Sheahan died trying to rescue a workman from a poisoned gas sewer on the quay in 1905. The following year, a monument was erected to him by public subscription, but over the years, the limestone inscription had been eroded.

Constable Sheahan's death made a considerable impact on the people of the capital.

The unveiling of the restored monument was marked with a ceremony by the Garda Band. Those present included Sheahan's nephew, musician John Sheahan of The Dubliners, and the Lord Mayor Councillor Michael O'Halloran.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 16 June 1985. The reporter is Kieron Wood.