The annual Garda Memorial Day has taken place at Dublin Castle.

88 members of the force who lost their lives on duty were remembered at the event, which took place at midday.

The ceremony was not open to members of the public due to Covid-19 restrictions but it was streamed live on An Garda Síochána's Facebook page.

The event was attended by the Garda Commissioner Drew Harris and the Minister for Justice, Charlie Flanagan.

Speaking at the ceremony Mr Flanagan paid tribute to all those who died.

"There is a thread that connects all of these men. It is the courage and heroism they showed; and the memory and legacy they leave behind," he said.

Mr Flanagan added that all of the members died in the service of the State and people of Ireland.