Tributes as Assistant Garda Commissioner Nolan retires
Tributes have been paid to Assistant Garda Commissioner Jack Nolan, who will retire next week.
Mr Nolan, who has served in An Garda Síochána for 40 years, has been in charge of policing in the Dublin Metropolitan Region.
A surprise party was thrown by his colleagues in Pearse Street Garda Station yesterday afternoon, marking his last day in charge of policing the St Patrick's Day parade in Dublin.
Chief Supt Frank Clerkin said: "Assistant Commissioner Nolan brought a great freshness to policing in Dublin. He is much liked and highly respected by gardaí and membership in all ranks, as well as the various stakeholders who deal with gardaí on a continuous basis."
Supt Joe Gannon added: "His display of support and leadership has been evident, as well as his people skills on the streets during major events."