Dundalk Chamber of Commerce offers its sincere condolences to the family of Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe who was killed in the line of duty.
The loss that his family and friends have suffered cannot be imagined. Many of our members knew Adrian personally and they are traumatised by this cowardly killing.
The people of North Louth have shown by their signing of the various books of condolence that criminal activity has no place in our society.
The Chamber has advised its members to show flexibility and understanding to staff who wish to have time off to attend the funeral. Members along the funeral route have indicated that they will also be showing their respect.
Following the funeral Mass in St Josephs, the cortege will take the route of down St Alphonsus Road to Sloane’s corner turning right onto the Long Avenue. Right on Hill Street bridge and left onto Stapleton Place. Pass the Garda Station at The Crescent and then will be brought through the town center via Anne, Park, Demense, Clanbrassil Church and Bridge Street. It will pass the Lisdoo and turn right to past the Sportsbowl and on to Ballymac roundabout.
Businesses on the route have indicated that they are showing their support by closing their doors and we hope that everyone else in the business community will do likewise.
Closing our premises while the funeral passes through the town centre demonstrates our admiration for Det. Garda Adrian Donohoe and shows our continued support to his family, friends and colleagues.