22 garda inspectors promoted to superintendent rank

A TOTAL of 22 Garda inspectors, including three women, have been promoted to the rank of superintendent and assigned to new stations.

A man who has been involved in the two biggest drugs seizures in the state, has been appointed Detective Superintendent.

Sean Healy, who is serving in Gort, Co Galway will transfer to Anglesea Street Garda Station in Cork where he will take up the position recently vacated following the promotion of Tom Hayes to chief superintendent.

Det Superintendent Healy was one of the leading investigators following the seizure of two consignments of cocaine, with a combined value of more than €800 million, which drugs gangs tried to smuggle into west Cork in 2007 and 2008.

He, like most of the other new appointees, will take up his post on July 1.

Edward Keogh from the Garda Bureau of Fraud will take over as superintendent in Baltinglass, but not until July 22. James Curley will transfer from Monaghan to Dundalk, while Angela Willis will leave Raheeny to take up a posting in Cavan, and Patrick Dunne, currently serving in Waterford, will move to Tipperary town.

Pat Lordan will move from Tallaght to Thurles; Kevin English from Letterkenny to Buncrana; Jim McGowan from Ballymun to Kells; Patrick Murray from Tullamore to Gort.

Mary Murray will become superintendent in Ballymoat after transferring from Sligo and Martin Cashen will move from Portlaoise to Galway. James Keegan will take up an appointment at Manorhamilton.

Tomas Maguire, who is serving in the detective branch at Harcourt Square will take up a posting in Ballyconnell, while Kevin Dolan moves from Store Street to Thomastown, Co Kilkenny.

Thomas Mullarkey will transfer from Mullingar to Boyle and Peter O’Boyle moves from Clondalkin to Ballina.

Cliona Richardson will leave the National Bureau of Criminal Investigation for Ballinasloe and Peter Duff will move from Finglas to Ennistymon.

Patrick Diskin will take over in Belmullet. Daniel Flavin will move from Pearse Street to Newcastlewest and Gearóid Begley will transfer to Tuam.

Gerard Wall will take over in Kilrush, while Pat Lehane leaves Anglesea Street for Cobh.

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