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Dublin: 11°C Sunday 18 April 2021

Over 140 Gardaí and PSNI officers ran the Dublin Marathon in memory of Garda Golden

15,216 people had registered for the 36th Dublin City Marathon.

MORE THAN 140 Gardaí and PSNI officers ran the Dublin City Marathon today in memory of Garda Tony Golden.

The 36-year-old father-of-three was shot dead while responding to a domestic abuse case at a house in Co Louth earlier this month.

Almost 11,000 Irish and 4,500 international competitors, from 62 countries, took part in today’s marathon.

An Garda Síochana tweeted this photo of the group before the run this morning:

The tweet has been retweeted over 90 times and received more than 250 favourites.

It also received a lot of positive comments and the Garda account said, “Gone but not forgotten” when responding to one individual.

Garda Golden’s killer, Adrian Crevan Mackin, also shot and seriously injured his 21-year-old girlfriend before turning the gun on himself.

Mackin was on bail after being charged with membership of an illegal organisation, specifically the IRA, at the time of the attack.


Just eight people attended his funeral, some of whom were police officials. Mackin’s parents, who live in Australia, didn’t make the journey home for it.

An additional 25 gardaí have been assigned to the Dundalk Garda division in the aftermath of Garda Golden’s murder.

Read: 12 of the best pics from today’s Dublin Marathon>

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