New recruits boost Clon's garda numbers

August 8th, 2017 8:02 PM

By Southern Star Team

At Clonakilty Garda Station last week were Garda Deirdre Lyons with the five new Garda recruits – Heather Chandler, Elaine O'Sullivan, Denis Kerrisk, Keith O'Leary and Evan Horan – with Sgt Aidan Moynihan and Chief Supt Con Cadogan and Supt Ger O'Mahony. (Photo: Denis Boyle)

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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 – a move which has been welcomed by Supt Ger O'Mahony.

‘This 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 gardaí 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.

‘It'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.  

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