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Colm Horkan's brother describes "hard long year" since Garda Detective's death

Jun 16, 2021 13:06 By Shannonside News
Colm Horkan's brother describes "hard long year" since Garda Detective's death Colm Horkan's brother describes "hard long year" since Garda Detective's death
Dermot Horkan and his father in Loughglynn 2020
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Dermot Horkan and his family will be in Castlerea this Saturday to attend a special memorial for the late Garda

The brother of Detective Garda Colm Horkan says it has been a "hard, long year" since his fatal shooting.

The Charlestown native was killed following a shooting incident in Castlerea on June 17th last, with a man due to go on trial for his capital murder next year.

The Garda Commissioner is due to attend a special commemoration event this weekend in the town when a memorial garden and plaque in memory of the 49-year-old will be unveiled.

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Dermot Horkan told the Joe Finnegan Show says it has been a very tough year :

Dermot also explained that the thousands of messages the family has received has been a great comfort to Colm's elderly father :

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