There were calls for the instalment of a new superintendent in Granard during this week’s Joint Policing Committee (JPC) at Áras an Chontae.
Cllr PJ Reilly (FF) a local area representative in the Granard Municipal District said it was imperative that a superintendent was appointed to the local station and he called for a letter from the JPC to be written to the Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald to highlight the point.
“Unfortunately we are left without a superintendent and it is the first time ever that this has happened,” he told the meeting which took place last Monday afternoon.
“It seems that we have gone through a number of superintendents in recent years, but despite this there was always a new appointment, but this time there has been no appointment.
“I would be proposing that we write to Minister Frances Fitzgerald about this.”
Cllr Reilly went on to say that the Granard Division incorporated a large area and was a division that merited a superintendent in its ranks.
Cllr Reilly received unanimous support with regard to his request and it was agreed to send the letter.
Meanwhile, Inspector Padraig Jones, who is currently acting as superintendent in Granard, said that a number of promotions to superintendent were expected by the force before the end of the year and he remained hopeful that one of those appointments would be assigned to Granard Garda Station.
“Well we must include in our letter to the Minister that Granard be included when the appointments are made,” added Cllr Reilly before pointing out the necessity of the appointment.