At the Garda Síochána Headquarters Minister for Justice Brian Lenihan unveils a memorial to gardaí who died in the execution of their duty.

At the Garda Headquarters in Dublin's Phoenix Park, Minister for Justice Brian Lenihan was accompanied by Garda Commissioner William P Quinn to unveil a memorial to gardaí who gave their lives in the service of their country.

The 30th foot high granite pillar on an elevated podium features the Garda crest and a commemorative dedication carved in English on one side and in Irish on the other. The memorial is also inscribed with the names, dates and place of death of 16 gardaí who died during the course of duty.

The Minister for Justice Brian Lenihan also presents Scott medals for bravery to four members of the force; Timothy Mahony, Patrick Farrell, Patrick Mclntyre and William Barrett.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 21 October 1966. The footage shown here is mute.