The 88 members of An Garda Síochána who lost their lives in the line of duty have been remembered at a ceremony in Dublin.
Tributes were paid to Garda Tony Golden, who was shot dead while responding to a domestic dispute in Co Louth in October of last year.
Wreath laying ceremony at Garda Memorial Day 2016 Dublin Castle. pic.twitter.com/6aivGlUG62— An Garda Síochána (@GardaTraffic) May 21, 2016
The Taoiseach, Tánaiste, and Garda Commissioner Nóirín O'Sullivan laid wreaths at the annual the event at Dublin Castle this afternoon.
Nicola Golden, the wife of Garda Golden was presented with a medal in his honour.
Speaking at today's service, Taoiseach Enda Kenny said the death of Garda Golden had an impact on the country as a whole.
“In October the country stood appalled at the death on duty of Garda Anthony Golden, who was simple, thoroughly doing his job (as) a young community garda,” said Kenny.
Garda Commissioner O'Sullivan addresses family, friends and guests at 2016 Garda Memorial Day. pic.twitter.com/F9FTwjpr0w— An Garda Síochána (@GardaTraffic) May 21, 2016
“The reaction to his death showed that his community extended far beyond his locality.”