Taoiseach to visit Buncrana this evening

Taoiseach Brian Cowen will visit Buncrana Garda Station this evening to pay his respects to the friends and colleagues of a young garda who died last night following a road crash in Inishowen.

24 year old Garda Gary McLoughlin from Co. Leitrim lost his fight for life in hospital overnight, after he was injured in a collision at Lisfannon while on duty in Buncrana in the early hours of yesterday morning. The crash happened as the garda car in which he was travelling was involved in a pursuit of another car. Garda Mc Laughlin's colleague and the driver of the other car are both stable in hospital.

Speaking in County Derry, where he's been attending the North South Ministerial Council, Taoiseach Brian Cowen said he will visit Buncrana to pay his respects personally.