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Thursday 22 March 2018

Respected detective retires after 33 years in gardai

Mark O'Regan

Mark O'Regan

A widely respected detective involved in a string of high profile investigations has retired after 33 years' service with An Garda Siochana.

Detective Garda Philip Galvin, working as part of a Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB) team, is credited with playing a key role in the recovery of much prized painting, stolen from the Hugh Lane Gallery over 20 years ago.

'In The Omnibus' by French artist Honore Daumier was returned to the Dublin gallery after being discovered by CAB in 2013.

After completing his training at Templemore, Mr Galvin was stationed in Sundrive Road, Crumlin, for 16 years. He then joined the Criminal Asset Bureau (CAB) in March 1999.

The married father-of-three was raised in Fatima Mansions in Dublin. "In my career I ended up investigating some of the people I grew up with," he told the Irish Independent.

"The Ray Burke investigation stands out as one of the highlights of my career. It proved that no one was untouchable when it came to gardai carrying out their duties."

Irish Independent

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