Chief Supt. Derek Smart Takes Up Garda Vacancy In Thurles

L-R: Chief Supt. Catherine Kehoe (Retired) and new Chief Supt. Derek Smart (Appointed).

Following the retirement of Chief Superintendent Mrs Catherine Kehoe; Limerick native Chief Supt. Mr Derek Smart has now been assigned to the Tipperary Garda Division and will be based here in Thurles, once he takes up his new Garda post.

Currently attached to the Henry Street Station in Limerick city, Supt. Smart had been formally named on the Garda promotion panel, following an internal competition, which concluded last year.

The Chief Superintendent has, to-date, spent most of his career based in Co. Limerick, but has also served in Co. Clare and Co. Cork, before now being appointed to the Tipperary Division.

Having overseen a number of high-profile investigations previously in Limerick, latter regarded as one of Ireland’s busiest Garda Districts; Chief Supt. Smart is being viewed as a most worthy replacement for the post made vacant by Chief Superintendent Kehoe’s much regretted retirement.

We wish Mrs Catherine Kehoe, every good wish in her retirement and welcome new Chief Superintendent Derek Smart to Thurles.


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