A 43-year-old man charged with the murder of Detective Garda Colm Horkan will appear in Castlerea District Court again this morning.

The Charlestown Garda was shot dead on Wednesday the 17th of June while on duty in Castlerea.

Stephen Silver, with an address at Aughaward, Foxford, Co Mayo was remanded in custody for a week charged with Mr Horkan’s murder.

In court last week Mr Silver was granted free legal aid and the judge recommended that he receive a medical assessment, an evaluation and the appropriate medical treatment.

He was remanded in custody to appear again in court by video link this morning.


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