The State funeral for Detective Garda Colm Horkan is getting underway in his hometown of Charlestown.
Hundreds of Gardai have performed a guard of honour from his home to the church. Members of Castlerea Garda Station who were on duty on Wednesday night when Detective Horkan was killed, performed a guard of honour from the gates of the church.
A minutes silence has been marked by members of the the Gardai across the country. Gardai in Kilkenny are currently lining Dominic Street and Gardai in Carlow are lining the street on Greenbanks to remember detective Horkan.
Detective Garda Horkan’s remains have been carried by his brothers from the family home to St James’ Church where the State Funeral is getting underway.