A minute's silence was held in the Dáil this morning in memory of Detective Garda Colm Horkan who died following a shooting incident in Castlerea last week.
The Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan led the tributes and told the Dáil there has been a national outpouring of shock and grief since Detective Gda Horkan's death.
He expressed his deepest condolences to the Horkan family in Charlestown, and to the detective's colleagues, who he said were heartbroken by his loss.
Minister Flanagan said Colm Horkan's death is an-all-too painful reminder of the personal risks that Gardaí take while working to keep us safe.
Elsewhere, a minute's silence was also observed at the monthly meeting of the Ballina Municipal District of Mayo County Council this morning to remember the late Detective Garda.