An Cathaoirleach hosts Civic Reception to celebrate the centenary of An Garda Síochána

by Gazette Reporter
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A civic reception was hosted by DLR Cathaoirleach Councillor Mary Hanafin, to mark the centenary of An Garda Síochána and acknowledge the vital role they play in our communities.

An Cathaoirleach was joined at the reception by Frank Curran, Chief Executive of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, Assistant Commissioner Angela Willis, Dublin Metropolitan Region, Chief Superintendent Matt Nyland, Chair of the Dún Laoghaire Joint Policing Committee, Councillor Carrie Smyth, members of the judiciary, Local Councillors, TD’s, Senators, current and retired members of An Garda Síochána and community representatives.

Speaking at the reception, An Cathaoirleach said: ‘An Garda Síochána have played a vital role in keeping our communities safe over the last 100 years. Gardaí start work each day not knowing what challenges they will encounter but continue to work tirelessly to keep us all safe. It is important that we acknowledge service they have provided to the citizens of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown over the last 100 years and thank them for all they have done over that time.’

Frank Curran, Chief Executive, added that: ‘Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council have a strong working relationship with An Garda Síochána and the role they play in helping the Council in a variety of services cannot be understated. I would like to join with An Cathaoirleach in thanking them for their service over the last 100 years and look forward to continue our positive working relationship into the future.’

Assistant Commissioner Angela Willis noted: ‘I wish to thank An Cathaoirleach, Mary Hanafin, and Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council for hosting this Civic Reception, to mark the Centenary of An Garda Síochána. I am confident, that with the continued co-operation and good relationships that are being nurtured between An Garda Síochána and Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, that a resilient policing service will continue well into the next century.’

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