Sligo man and five local gardai honoured for bravery

A County Sligo man and five local gardai were among 21 people honoured by the State for their bravery today.

Collooney resident Adam McGoldrick and Garda Stephen Fahy received certificates for their actions in rescuing a man from the Garavogue River in Sligo in August 2017.

Four gardai who responded to a house fire in Drumcliffe in June 2017 were also recognised for their bravery with certificates.

They were Gardai Thomas O Griofa, David Hannon, Patrick Gallagher and Gerard Mullaney.

The National Bravery Awards are organised by the Deeds of Bravery Council for people who risked their own lives to help others.

Ceann Comhairle of the Dáil, Sean O’Fearghail, whose office organises the awards, says the Gardaí are an example for young recruits: