The Clonmel garda district has a new Garda Superintendent.
Supt. William Leahy is no stranger to the district having served in Clonmel as a garda, as a sergeant and through his role as detective inspector for Tipperary Garda Division.
A Tipperary native, Supt. Leahy took up his post in Clonmel on Tuesday, June 10. In the 12 months prior to that he was superintendent in Listowel, in Kerry.
The new superintendent spent the early part of his career in An Garda Siochána in Clonmel where he served as a garda for nine years. On promotion to sergeant he transferred to the Garda College in Templemore, returning to Clonmel in 2004 after which time he assumed the role of sergeant in charge. He served as sergeant in charge until 2007 when he was promoted to inspector. Again he returned to the Garda College. In 2008 he was appointed as detective inspector for Tipperary Division, a position he held until he was promoted to superintendent in May 2013. During his time as detective inspector he was involved in the investigation of serious crime throughout Tipperary.
Supt. Leahy told The Nationalist that he is delighted to be back Clonmel District, a district he knows so well. Clonmel is a busy district comprising the large towns of Clonmel and Carrick on Suir. Clonmel has a busy station but it’s a nice town to work in, he said.
“No matter where you are in this day and age there are challenges but we have to work together. This is a fine town and district and I am delighted to have been assigned as its superintendent.” He added that he is looking forward to being involved with all facets of policing in the district and working closely with voluntary and other agencies.