The four month long wait for a new superintendent to be appointed to Granard has come to an end, the Leader can reveal.
The Garda Press Office has this afternoon confirmed Superindentent Brian Mohan will take over from December 13 on foot of a transfer from Dundalk Garda Station.
Details of the impending arrival of Supt Mohan to Granard ends any long-standing fears the north Longford division could be left without a Garda chief in the long term.
Its former Supt , Sé McCormack departed back in August to take up a position to take up a position with the Gardaí’s Strategic Transformation Office in Dublin.
Chairperson of Longford Joint Policing Committee (JPC) Cllr Gerry Warnock said the news was particularly welcome in light of concerns a permanent appointment might not be made.
"It's a very positive decision," said Cllr Warnock.
"It's something that has arisen and been talked about over the last number of months but it is very satisfactory that it has been addressed."
Granard Municipal District Cllr PJ Reilly was another to back the announcement, stating the appointment of Supt Mohan was imperative to the policing demands of the greater Granard area.