By Emma Connolly
CLONAKILTY'S garda district has had a welcome boost to its resources with the arrival of five new trainee members.
The five, who are fresh from Templemore and are embarking on phase two of their training, are to be stationed permanently in the district â a move which has been welcomed by Supt Ger O'Mahony.
âThis is a welcome boost to resources. It's been up to 10 years since there's been any recruitment of gardai in the district,' he said.
Their arrival brings to more than 60 the number of gardaÃ in the Clonakilty district, he said.
Clonakilty has only recently been assigned the role of a Training Station, given the policing experiences it can expose the trainees to.
âIt's a relatively busy district,' explained Supt O'Mahony.
Bandon Garda Station is the area's other Training Station and also recently welcomed new recruits. Â