Clare’s latest Chief Superintendent is keen to stay in charge of the Division as it merges with Tipperary in 2020.
A third arrest has been made as part of an ongoing operation targeting the sale and supply of illegal drugs and the possession of firearms in Co Clare.
*Gardaí on duty outside The Wild Atlantic Break Café in Doonbeg. Photograph: Martin Connolly An upcoming amalgamation of the Clare and Tipperary Garda Divisions is causing fear in the north western part of the county, Fianna Fáil’s Rita McInerney has claimed.
A new policing model to be rolled out across the country is both “concerning and unconvincing”, the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors (AGSI) have said.
*A Garda checkpoint in West Clare. Photograph: Martin Connolly Clare’s Garda Division is to merge with its Tipperary counterpart as part of widespread changes to the governance structure of An Garda Síochána.
*Gardaí on duty in Shannon. Photograph: Steve Ford Changes to policing in Clare are to be unveiled tomorrow (Thursday) as Commissioner Drew Harris announces a new Garda operating model.
*Gardaí in West Clare. Photograph: Martin Connolly Clare’s Garda Division faces a potential amalgamation as part of major alterations within An Garda Síochána in Ireland.
*Michael Gubbins. Michael Gubbins has vacated his role as Clare’s Chief Superintendent after less than three months in the position.
*Photograph: Arthur Ellis A suggested armed response unit in Co Clare has been shot down by the Assistant Commissioner of An Garda Síochána.
*L-R Rose Hynes, Chairman Shannon Group, Razan Abdel Wahed, who arrived in Ireland as a Syrian refugee in 2017 and now lives in Ennistymon, her mum Zahra and Supt Brendan McDonagh. Pic Arthur Ellis. Clare’s bravest and most outstanding young, unsung heroes were honoured in Ennis this week.