A LOCAL man and woman were among 128 gardaí who graduated from the garda college in Templemore at a ceremony held in Co Tipperary on Thursday, January 27.
Aidan Maguire from Dundalk and Siobhan McCoy from Ardee were presented with their certificates at the ceremony by The Minister of State at the Department of Finance with special responsibility for the OPW Mr Martin Mansergh.
Garda Maguire is based in Bailieboro, Co Cavan and Garda McCoy is stationed in Ashbourne Co Meath. Meanwhile, Dundalk Garda Station is to receive three new graduates.
Patrick Dunne, a native of Virginia, Co Cavan; Alan Davis from Navan, Co Meath; and Alan Moss from Ashbourne, Co Meath will all be stationed at Dundalk Garda Station.
Meanwhile, Niall McIntyre from Cootehill, Co Cavan will be based at Ardee Garda Station. The Commissioner’s Medal – awarded to the student achieving the highest aggregate marks in academic subjects – was won by Garda Eamon Honan a native of Dublin, and who will be stationed at Fitzgibbon Street Garda Station Dublin.
Garda Neasa Ni Chearnaigh a native of Gaoth Dobhair, was awarded the Gary Sheehan Memorial Medal, commemorating a recruit garda who was killed on duty in Ballinamore, Co Leitrim, in December, 1983.
This prize is awarded to the best all-round student. Garda Ni Chearnaigh will be attached to Sligo Garda Station. Dublin native Garda Darragh Lynch won The Templemore Town Council Medal.