Large turnout expected for funeral of garda

The funeral of garda Anthony Tighe, who was one of two gardaí killed by a speeding stolen car on Sunday morning, takes place this morning.

The funeral of garda Anthony Tighe, who was one of two gardaí killed by a speeding stolen car on Sunday morning, takes place this morning.

Ranelagh-born garda Tighe, who was based at Donnybrook garda station in Dublin, died along with colleague Michael Padden as they attempted to set up a roadblock on the Stillorgan dual carriageway.

A heavy political presence is expected for the funeral Mass at Mount Argus church in Harold's Cross.

The father-of-four will be buried at Newlands Cross cemetery on the Naas Road after the ceremony.

27-year-old Garda Padden will be buried in Belmullet, Co Mayo, tomorrow.

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