The jury in the trial of a man accused of murdering Detective Garda Colm Horkan in Castlerea, Co Roscommon has begun its deliberations.

Stephen Silver, of Aughavard, Foxford, Co Mayo, denies murdering the detective in June 2020, but has pleaded guilty to his manslaughter by reason of diminished responsibility.

He claims he was suffering a relapse of bipolar affective disorder but the prosecution believes he had "significant functional mental capacity" at the time of the shooting.

His plea to the lesser charge wasn't accepted by the Director of Public Prosecutions so the jury has now retired to consider a verdict.

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