New Garda Chief Superintendent appointed

A new Garda Chief Superintendent has been appointed to the Cavan-Monaghan Division.

Alan McGovern was appointed to the role, taking up the position today.

The Chief Superintendent role has been filled temporarily since Summer 2020 after the retirement of Chief Superintendent John O’Reilly.

Sligo-Leitrim Division head Aidan Glackin has held responsibility for Cavan-Monaghan since.

Chief Superintendent McGovern was previously head of the armed Garda Emergency Response Unit.

He was also attached to the Crime Legal Division at Garda Headquarters with responsibility for the Human Rights Section, Legal Section, Legacy Section, Mutual Assistance and Firearms Policy Unit.

He joined the Gardaí from the Defence Forces.