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Gubbins moves on from Chief Supt role in Clare

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*Michael Gubbins.  Michael Gubbins has vacated his role as Clare’s Chief Superintendent after less than three months in the position.

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Fear raised that Chief Supt Gubbins will soon be based in Galway

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Concern has been expressed that Clare’s newly appointed Chief Superintendent will not be working in the county for long.

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Calls for Armed Response Unit in Clare shot down

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*Photograph: Arthur Ellis A suggested armed response unit in Co Clare has been shot down by the Assistant Commissioner of An Garda Síochána.

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Kerin successor as Chief Supt ‘will be appointed in near future’

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*John Kerin. Photograph: John Mangan A successor to John Kerin as Chief Superintendent in County Clare will “be appointed in the very near future”, Assistant Commissioner Anne Marie McMahon has confirmed. Speaking at a special meeting of Clare County Council on Monday, the Southern Region Assistant Commissioner for An Garda Síochána diffused concerns that the…

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Clare Garda Division faces possible merger

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Fear has been expressed that the Clare Garda Division will merge with Galway as part of a restructuring of the Garda organisation across Ireland. At the beginning of the year, Bellharbour native John Kerin retired as Clare’s Chief Superintendent, concluding forty one year’s service to An Garda Síochána. His position has yet to be filled…

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‘Locals will make or break Irish Open’

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*Photograph: Eamon Ward When it comes The Irish Open next year, “the local community is going to make or break how successful it is” according to its host, Paul McGinley. Daily crowds of between 20 and 25,000 will be let into Lahinch Golf Club for The Irish Open in July while McGinley declared it will…

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Fine Gael councillors differ on ways to tackle crime in Ennis

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A request to set up an Ennis District policing subcommittee under the Clare Joint Policing Committee (JPC) due to the rate of crime in the town was rejected this week. Cllr Johnny Flynn proposed at the November meeting of the Ennis Municipal District that the subcommittee be established within the structure of the JPC. “The…

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Co Clare ‘will always be indebted’ to Chief Supt Kerin

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*Photograph: John Mangan In a week where a documentary on whistleblower, Maurice McCabe cast a dark shadow on An Garda Síochána, one member of the force has been hailed for his service to Co Clare. On Monday, a mayoral reception was held for Chief Superintendent John Kerin ahead of his upcoming retirement. Warm tributes were…

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Ask for Angela aims to make Clare a safer destination to socialise

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*Promoting the rollout of ‘Ask for Angela’ in Clare L-R: John Kerin, Chief Supt for the Clare Garda Division; Annette Donnellan, Administrator, Clare JPC; Leonard Cleary, Director of Rural Development; Councillor Mary Howard, Chair of Clare JPC; and Darragh McAllister, Chairman of Clare VFI. Photograph by Eamon Ward Hospitality providers across Clare including bar, restaurant,…

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