Workers Party condemns murder of Garda

The Workers Party has condemned unreservedly the cowardly murder of detective Garda Adrian Donohoe outside Lordship Credit Union in County Louth last Friday evening.

Mr Michael Finnegan, president of the Workers Party stated that “on my own behalf, and on behalf of the Ard Comhairle and complete membership of our party I want to sympathise with family, friends and colleagues of Garda Donohoe. That a young man in the prime of life, and with such a zest for life and commitment to his family, his work and his community, is brutally slain in a hail of bullets is mind numbing. The fact that this murder occurred while Garda Donohoe was protecting the workers and finances of a local Credit Union, the only financial institution which has shown loyalty and commitment to the citizens of this country, adds even extra poignancy to the tragic events of last Friday.”


“It is inevitable” added Mr Finnegan “that some members of Garda Donohoe’s family and work colleagues will be severely shocked and traumatised because of this brutal murder. They will need professional help and professional councelling. We therefore call on the Minister for Justice, Alan Shatter TD, to publicly guarantee that full counselling services will be made available free of charge by the State to any of Garda Donohue’s family and workmates who may need such services.”


Issued: Monday 28th January 2013

Peace, Work, Democracy and Class Politics