Granard superintendent fears dispelled as Justice Minister appoints new garda chief

Liam Cosgrove


Liam Cosgrove


Granard Garda Station. Photo: Shelley Corcoran

Granard Garda District is to get a new full time superintendent, it has been confirmed.

Fears over the future of the garda superintendent's position in Granard have been put to bed this evening with confirmation that the vacancy is to be filled.

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Castlerea based Superintendent Seamus Boyle has been announced as the district's new garda chief, filling the vacancy left by recently retired Superintendent Brian Mohan in January.

Inspector Padraig Jones had been acting in an acting supervisory role in the weeks since, fuelling doubts concerning as to whether the post would be filled on a permanent basis.

Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan has dispelled any of that lingering unease however, by rubber-stamping Supt Boyle's transfer earlier this evening.

A native of the area, Supt Boyle is expected to take up his duties in Granard on March 25.

"I am delighted that an appointment has been made," said Cllr Micheal Carrigy.

"There had been concerns about the position but I am delighted and very thankful to the support from Minister Flanagan in ensuring that a full time superintendent will remain in Granard into the future."