Colm Horkan

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Garda Tony Golden was shot dead after responding to a domestic violence complaint in Omeath, Co Louth, on October 11th, 2015. Photograph: Garda/PA

The fatal shooting of detective garda Colm Horkan on Thursday brings to 89 the number of gardaí who have died while on active service for the force. (...)

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris speaking to the media at the scene in Castlerea, Co Roscommon, where Detective Garda Colm Horkan died after being shot on Wednesday night.  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The shooting dead of Det Garda Colm Horkan was done randomly and for “no purpose” and was an “aberration” in Irish policing, Garda Commissioner Drew H(...)

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris speaking  at the scene of the shooting in Castlerea, Co Roscommon. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris arrived in Castlerea early on Thursday afternoon to walk through the town, examine the crime scene, and address the loc(...)

Det Garda Colm Horkan died from fatal gunshot wounds in Castlerea shortly be on Wednesday. Photograph: An Garda Síochána

Detective Garda Colm Horkan, nicknamed Bear, was described by sources on Thursday as the “quintessential local guard” and a “pure GAA man”. The Mayo (...)

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