Four new probationer Gardai have been assigned to Ardee Garda Station, as of the start of the month.
The new Gardai officers, straight out of training at Templemore College in Tipperary, arrived in the mid-Louth town on Monday, November 2 to begin their careers in Ardee.
The new allocation of officers to Ardee was welcomed by Acting Superintendent Inspector Ronan Carey during Thursday evening’s Ardee Joint Policing Committee public forum, held remotely via video conference due to Covid-19 restrictions.
Inspector Carey described the allocation as “very positive” and said the new recruits were a “very welcome addition” to Ardee.
A knock-on effect of the new officers in the Ardee district also means an additional Garda has now been allocated to the Castlebellingham sub-district, bringing the number of officers stationed there to four.
There is currently substantial refurbishments also ongoing at stations in Ardee, Collon and Louth Village, aimed at providing a superior work environment for officers and to make the buildings more accessible for members of the public.
The news of four new Gardai being assigned to the Ardee district comes as four Gardai also arrived to the Dundalk district, also straight from training at Templemore College.
Inspector Carey is currently in charge of Ardee Garda Station after the departure of James O’Leary last month. Commissioner Drew Harris is responsible for the allocation of superintendents and the Louth division awaits news of who will be stationed in Ardee as his replacement.