A dozen other gardai killed in last 26 years
THE following gardai were killed during the course of duty since the conflict in Northern Ireland began 27 years ago.
Garda Richard Fallon: shot dead by republican bank raiders at Arran Quay, Dublin, in April 1970.
Insp Samuel Donegan: killed by an IRA booby trap bomb on the Cavan Fermanagh Border, in June 1972.
Garda Michael Reynolds: shot dead by republicans Noel and Marie Murray at Raheny, Dublin, in September 1975.
Garda Michael Clerkin: killed by an IRA booby trap bomb at Portarlington, Co Laois, in October 1976.
Garda John Morley and Garda Henry Byrne: both shot dead by Irish National Liberation Army robbers at Aghaderry, Co Roscommon, in July 1980.
Garda James Quaid: shot dead by the IRA at Ballyconnick, Co Wexford, in October 1980.
Garda Patrick Reynolds, shot dead by an INLA robber at Tallaght, Dublin, in February 1982.
Garda Patrick McLoughlin: shot dead by a mentally ill man at Dunboyne, Co Meath, in April 1984.
Recruit Garda Gary Sheehan: shot dead by the IRA during the kidnapping of Mr Don Tidey at Ballinamore, Co Leitrim in December 1983.
Garda Francis Hand: shot dead by the IRA during the robbery of a cash delivery van at Drumcree, Co Meath, in August 1984.
Sgt Patrick Morrissey: shot dead by two INLA men after a robbery at Collon, Co Louth, in June 1985.