Gardai appointed as sergeants take up new positions in Shannonside region

A total of 26 garda members recently appointed to the rank of Sergeants have taken up their new positions in North Western Garda region.

The new North Western Region takes in Galway, Mayo, Roscommon, Longford, Sligo, Leitrim, Cavan, Monaghan and Louth.

The Regional headquarters will be based in Galway and the Regional Chief Superintendent will be in Monaghan.

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Garda Commissioner Drew Harris promoted 113 gardai to the rank of Sergeant at the end of January.

The North Western region has seen about 25% of the newly promoted sergeants base din counties across it.