In Pictures: Civic reception for brave victims of Garryhinch bombing

first_imgHome News In Pictures: Civic reception for brave victims of Garryhinch bombing News Cllr. Padraig Fleming ( Cathaoirleach, Laois Co Council ) presenting a framed Certificate and inscribed gift to Det. Garda Ben Thornton Photo: Michael Scully Rugby Sgt. Jim Cannon and Chief Supt. John Scanlan ,at the Civic Reception in County Hall, Portlaoise Photo: Michael Scully Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Community In Pictures: Civic reception for brave victims of Garryhinch bombing Pictured at County Hall, Portlaoise for the Civic Reception for Gardai who recieved Gold Scott Medals, were: Christy O’Dwyer, Ciaran O’Dwyer, Clr. Willie Aird, Tommy Hannon and Mary O;Dwyer. Photo: Michael Scully – no reproduction fee. Council RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Clr. Padraig Fleming ( Cathaoirleach, Laois Co Council ) presenting a framed Certificate and inscribed gift to Garda Gerry Bohan (Gold Scott Medal recipient) , at County Hall, Portlaoise for the Civic Reception in honourof the Laois Gardai Scott Medal recipients. Photo: Michael Scully – no reproduction fee. Photo: Michael Scully – no reproduction fee. SEE ALSO – ‘All of us have carried the memories and scars of that night to this very day’ says Garda honoured for bravery 41 years after Garryhinch atrocity Gardai who recieved Gold Scott Medals and their family members, at County Hall, Portlaoise for the Civic Reception Photo: Michael Scully – no reproduction fee. Det. Garda Ben Thornton, pictured with Cllr. Catherine Fitzgaeald, at County Hall, Portlaoise Photo: Michael Scully The blast is believed to have been carried out by the IRA. No one has ever been convicted of the bombing.Last December, the group were awarded with a Scott Medal for Bravery at a ceremony in Templemore Garda Training College.The award brought to an end a long campaign for recognition for the men. Gardai who recieved Gold Scott Medals and their family members, at County Hall, Portlaoise for the Civic Reception Photo: Michael Scully – no reproduction fee. Laois Cathaoirleach Pádraig Fleming said: “What these people received was a national honour and this event was to recognise that.“It was a lovely night with the Gardai, their families and representatives.”center_img By Alan Hartnett – 2nd May 2018 Cllr. Padraig Fleming ( Cathaoirleach, Laois Co Council ) presenting a framed Certificate and inscribed gift to Sgt. Jim Cannon Photo: Michael Scully – no reproduction fee. Facebook Gardai who recieved Gold Scott Medals and their family members, at County Hall, Portlaoise for the Civic Reception Photo: Michael Scully – no reproduction fee. The members of An Garda Siochana injured in a bomb attack in Garryhinch 41 years ago have been honoured at a Civic Reception by Laois County Council recently.Jim Cannon, Ben Thornton, Tom Peters, Gerry Bohan and the family of the late Michael Clerkin were honoured for their bravery in the incident which occurred on October 16 1976.The four men suffered serious injuries and their colleague Garda Clerkin was killed in an IRA bomb at a farmhouse at Garryhinch, on the Laois Offaly border.The five garda officers had been lured to the property by terrorists who claimed they were holding the then Laois-Offaly Fine Gael TD Oliver J Flanagan, father of the current Laois Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan.When Garda Clerkin entered the building, he detonated a gas cylinder that had been packed with explosives. Pictured at County Hall, Portlaoise for the Civic Reception for Gardai who recieved Gold Scott Medals, were: Anne and John Egan, Michael Moore, Clr. Eddie Fitzpatrick and Penny Moore. Photo: Michael Scully – no reproduction fee. Previous articleAll of the latest CCFL fixturesNext articleHuge crowd expected to attend Memorial Match in honour of late Liam Kealy Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Pinterest Pinterest Twitter Sgt. Jim Cannon and family, pictured with Cllr. Padraig Fleming ( Cathaoirleach ) and John Mulholland ( Chief Executive, Laois Co. Council )Photo: Michael Scully – no reproduction fee. TAGSGarryhinch bomb WhatsApp Laois County Council create ‘bigger and better’ disability parking spaces to replace ones occupied for outdoor dining 1 of 13 Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad Cllr. Padraig Fleming ( Cathaoirleach, Laois Co Council ) presenting a framed Certificate and inscribed gift to Peter Clerkin ( brother of the late Garda Michael Clerkin Photo: Michael Scully. Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government fundinglast_img read more