Fianna Fáil Justice Spokesperson Niall Collins TD has expressed his shock and sympathy following the murder of a Garda responding to a robbery in the Cooley Peninsula.

Deputy Collins said, “I would like to offer my sympathy and the sympathy of the Fianna Fáil Parliamentary Party to the family and colleagues of the Garda killed in the line of duty in County Louth tonight.

“I have spoken to the Garda Commissioner to offer him our sympathy and solidarity and to reassure him of all support necessary in the pursuit and prosecution of those responsible.”