BREEN expresses his sympathy to the Donohue and DeLoughrey families following the murder of Detective Alan Donohue.

January 28th, 2013 - Pat Breen

Clare T.D. and Chairman of the Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs has expressed his deepest condolences to the Donohue and DeLoughrey Families following the murder of Detective Alan Donohue.

“I was deeply saddened and angry to hear of the tragic circumstances of the death of Detective Alan Donohue on Friday night last. I wish to express my deepest sympathy to Alan’s wife Caroline, his children Amy and Niall, to Caroline’s parents Bridie and Sean and brothers Derek, Kieran and John who live in Kilkee, to Alan’s parents and family in Louth and to his colleagues in An Garda Siochana.

The murder of Alan Donohue who was going about his duty in the service of this State, is a despicable act which is an affront to our democracy and an attack on every man, woman and child in this Country.

Alan was a regular visitor to Kilkee, where Caroline, also a serving member of An Garda hails. He was a very popular figure, who loved his family, loved being a member of An Garda Siochana and loved the GAA.

Both An Taoiseach Enda Kenny T.D. and the Minister for Justice Alan Shatter T.D. have assured me that no stone will be left unturned to bring the perpetrators of this heinous crime to justice.

Alan will be sorely missed by all those who knew and loved him and my thoughts and prayers are with Caroline, Amy and Niall and the Donohue and DeLoughrey families at this very difficult time.

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