Statement by An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar
An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar has extended his deepest sympathies to the family and friends of the Garda who died following a shooting incident in Co Roscommon.
I extend my deepest sympathies to the family and friends of the Garda who has died in the course of their duties.
Every day our Gardai put themselves on the frontline of crime prevention, on behalf of all of us. This requires regular acts of bravery and courage. Sometimes the outcome is tragic and a Garda makes the ultimate sacrifice in the course of their duties.
Our thoughts today are with all those grieving as a result of this tragic incident.