State funeral for murdered garda

Tue, Jan 29, 2013, 00:00

The President, the Taoiseach and the Minister for Justice are expected to attend the State funeral of Det Garda Adrian Donohoe (41) in Co Louth tomorrow.

Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan is also due to attend the funeral, as are other senior members of Garda management.

The funeral Mass will take place at St Joseph’s Redemptorist Church, St Alphonsus Road, Dundalk, at 12.30pm tomorrow before burial at Lordship cemetery. His body will lie at his home from noon to 6pm today. The house will be private at all other times.

Mayor of Drogheda Paul Bell; Louth County Council cathaoirleach Finnan McCoy; cathaoirleach of Dundalk Town Council Jennifer Green and cathaoirleach of Ardee Town Council, Mary Kavanagh, will attend.

Guard of honour

A guard of honour will be formed by members of St Patrick’s Gaelic Football Club in Lordship, of which Det Garda Donohoe was a member and where he trained some of the club’s junior members.

It is understood businesses in the town centre and along the route will close during the funeral. After Mass the cortege will drive past the Garda station and through the town centre.

Members of the Cavan County Board will travel to Louth today to attend the wake of the former Cavan GAA minor and under-21 player.

In a statement yesterday, the Garda thanked the public for its support since his death on Friday. “An Garda Síochána would like to acknowledge the huge amount of public support we have received since the tragic event.

“This support means a great deal to the family, friends and colleagues of Det Garda Adrian Donohoe.”