Belfast Telegraph

Police honour victim of floods

Police from Ireland north and south have honoured a fellow officer killed in floods in Co Wicklow.

Garda Ciaran Jones, 24, was swept away while trying to warn motorists during floods last Monday night.

More than 200 Gardai and Police Service of Northern Ireland officers wore black ribbons in memory of their colleague when they took part in the Dublin marathon.

The police started together at the front of the marathon, as they have for the past three years.

They also paid tribute to Filipino woman Celia Ferrer de Jesus, 58, the hospice nurse who died when her basement flat in Dublin flooded.

Friends of the married mother of one held a service in her memory in Dublin.

The joint police team hope to raise thousands for good causes.

The funeral mass of Ciaran Jones took place in Manor Kilbride, Wicklow, on Friday.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Minister for Justice Alan Shatter and Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan were among the hundreds at St Brigid's Church.

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