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Remembrance medal presented to family of Adrian Donohoe

The medal was presented at the annual Garda Memorial Day, honouring the 87 Gardaí who have died while on duty.

Thousands of Gardaí attend the funeral of Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe, on January 30, in Dundalk.
Thousands of Gardaí attend the funeral of Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe, on January 30, in Dundalk.
Image: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland

THE FAMILY of the late Garda detective Adrian Donohoe have been presented with a remembrance medal this lunchtime.

The medal was presented by the Garda Commissioner, Martin Callinan, and the Minister for Justice, Alan Shatter.

The presentation came at the Garda Memorial Day, taking place at the Dubhlinn Gardens in Dublin Castle today.

The annual event honours the 87 members of An Garda Siochána who have died in the line of duty.

Detective Garda Donohoe was shot and killed during a raid on a credit union in Bellurgan, Co Louth on January 25.

He was the first Garda to be shot and killed on duty since 1996, and was afforded a full state funeral.

Read: Ultimate sacrifice: the Gardaí who have been killed on duty

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