PODCAST: Locals express shock and horror at shooting of Garda in Castlerea

Books of condolence are being opened across the country for people to pay their respects to Detective Garda Colm Horkan.

The 49-year-old was shot dead with his own gun in Castlerea, Co. Roscommon late on Wednesday night.

A man in his 40s was arrested and remains in Garda custody.

On Thursday’s Let’s Talk, live from Benny’s Deli in the heart of Castlerea town, Marycalire Greally spoke to locals about the tragic incident as well as garda representatives.

We first heard from Garda Commissioner Drew Harris:


Dave Conroy is the GRA representative for Roscommon-Longford


Local Businessman Benny O’Connell expresses his shock at the incident and knew Garda Horkan well:

Former Councilor and Community activist Danny Burke also paid tribute:

These people on the Streets of Castlerea could not believe a garda was shot dead in the west Roscommon area: