Cavan/Monaghan Fianna Fáil T.D. Brendan Smith has extended his deepest sympathies to the family of Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe.He conveyed his sincere condolences to Adrian’s wife, Caroline and their children and also to his parents Peggy & Hugh and his brothers and sisters.
“Garda Donohoe was very well known and hugely respected in his hometown of Kilnaleck and indeed in the much wider Crosserlough area as well as in Dundalk where he was stationed,” said Deputy Smith.
Brendan Smith stated that the callous and deplorable murder of a Garda on duty has shocked the country and is a tragic loss to his family and An Garda Síochána.“This was the cold blooded murder of a man who put himself on the line to protect his community.Not since the murder of Detective Garda Jerry McCabe have we had such a shocking reminder of the risks that Gardaí take every day in keeping our streets safe. Garda Donohoe’s loss has deeply affected all of us, not just the communities in Cavan and Louth who knew him, but also the nation as a whole.
“This appalling attack must be condemned in the strongest possible terms. The Gardaí must be given every resource possible to ensure that the criminals responsible are brought to justice as quickly as possible.
“I wish to extend my deepest sympathies to the Donohoe family. My thoughts and prayers are with the Donohoe Family and with his Garda colleagues at this extremely difficult time.”