Sunday 25 August 2019

Two new sergeants for Gorey Garda Station

New Gorey Sergeant, Mark Donohoe
New Gorey Sergeant, Mark Donohoe
New Gorey Sergeant, John Cleary

Cathy Lee

Gorey Garda Station has welcomed two new sergeants to its ranks, John Cleary from Wexford Town and Mark Donohoe, a Wicklow native who is transferring from the Enniscorthy station.

'To be a good sergeant, you must have experience, common sense, empathy, and the ability to see a task through to its conclusion. Both of these men have that in abundance,' said Gorey's Sergeant in charge, Stephen Ennis.

'They're both newly promoted sergeants, and are young and enthusiastic members of An Garda Síochána. They will bring with them all of the different skills and knowledge they've gotten from past roles they've held. I've no doubt that having them on board will be a benefit to us all here as members in Gorey and in the wider community,' said Sgt Ennis.

John Cleary replaces Sgt Tom Barrett, who recently returned to the Wicklow District, while Mark Donohoe transferred to Gorey Station from Enniscorthy following the recent retirement of Sgt John Kehoe.

'John and Mark are replacing members that have retired or moved off, but I've no doubt that they will be good motivators who will impart their experience on to other members, as they're both seasoned investigators,' said Sgt Ennis.

John Cleary has a background in crime investigation, and has served in as a garda in Gorey before, as well as Naas, Carlow, Enniscorthy.

From there he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and transferred to Wicklow Town.

Wicklow native Mark has served in stations in Enniscorthy, Greystones, Bray, Tallaght and Rathfarnham.

Both men are delighted to be serving in Gorey and look forward to the task ahead.

Gorey Guardian