LISTEN: Colm Horkan’s brother describes him as a “gem” cut down in the “prime of his life”

The state funeral of Detective Garda Colm Horkan has heard how he was a “gem” who was “cut down in the prime of his life”.

Hundreds of Gardai performed a guard of honour from his home in Charlestown, Co. Mayo to St. James’ Church.

The family say they’re “struggling to comprehend the events” of Wednesday night when Detective Garda Horkan was shot dead in Castlerea.

Colm’s brother Brendan told the service that he was an “absolute treasure” and a “man of real class”: