The Tánaiste and Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform, Michael McDowell, T.D., has been in contact with the Garda Commissioner to convey his condolences and those of the Government to the bereaved family of the Garda who tragically lost his life this morning.

The Tánaiste said "I have asked the Garda Commissioner to convey my condolences and those of the Government to the bereaved family of the Garda who tragically lost his life this morning. This tragic event, the loss of life of two emergency workers, is a stark reminder of the risks which people who work for An Garda Siochana and other emergency services take day in day out in seeking to promote public safety and to protect life."

25 February 2007