A gold Scott medal for bravery has been awarded posthumously to Garda Tony Golden who was shot dead in Omeath, Co Louth in October 2015.
His wife Nicola received a standing ovation after she accepted the medal.
Garda Golden was shot dead in Omeath in 2015 when he was helping a woman who had been violently assaulted by her partner.
Dundalk Superintendent Jerry Curley read the citation. Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan paid tribute.
Tributes were paid to Garda Golden today.