A man will appear in court again next week charged in connection to the murder of Detective Garda Colm Horkan.
Stephen Silver of Aughaward, Foxford in county Mayo was brought before a special sitting of Castlerea District Court last night.
The 43-year-old made no reply when he was charged with the murder of 49-year-old Detective Garda Horkan.
The officer's death followed a violent incident in Castlerea town on Wednesday.
Mr. Silver kept his head down for much of the proceedings - but did say "unreal." and "I had no firearm."
Detective Garda Colm Horkan.
RIP - 17th June 2020.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam. pic.twitter.com/wHKVRYMqOA
— An Garda Síochána (@GardaTraffic) June 18, 2020
Suspect Charged With Garda Murder Due In Court On Friday
His solicitor asked for all appropriate medical assessments to be carried out - and free legal aid was granted.
He will appear again on Friday at Harristown District Court via video link and has been remanded in custody.