The widow and three children of murdered garda Tony Golden have been awarded €1.4m in compensation.

The settlement was approved by Mr Justice Michael Twomey in the High Court.

Siobhan Phelan SC for the family told the court it had been agreed that Nicola Golden would receive €961,000 with €439,000 being divided up among the couple's children Andrew, Lucy and Alexandra.

Ms Phelan said ten-year-old Lucy would receive €137,000 for mental distress and loss of dependency; Alexandra, eight, would receive €146,000 and Andrew, six, would receive €156,000.

The money will be lodged to their benefit in court until they are 18 but applications for interim pay-outs on their behalf may be made to the court.

Micheal O'Scanaill SC for the Minister for Expenditure and Reform, told Judge Twomey that the parties had agreed to mediation and had met in Dundalk on Friday and had finalised all issues.

He said that on behalf of the minister and everyone engaged in the mediation he wished to extend deepest sympathy to Ms Golden and her three children following their tragic loss.

Ms Golden was nurse with the HSE at the time of the murder but had not worked since the shooting of her husband and, the court heard previously, could no longer work in the position.

Garda Tony Golden was 36 when he had been shot after responding to a domestic violence complaint in Omeath, Co Louth, on 11 October 2015. 

Today's court orders included all of the Golden family's legal costs which are to be adjudicated upon in default of agreement.