Donegal’s most senior garda officer retires

DONEGAL’S most senior garda officer has retired bringing a forty year career to an end, having been the longest serving Chief Superintendent in the force’s history.

Chief Superintendent Terry McGinn was due to attend Friday’s Joint Policing Committee (JPC) meeting but members were told she was unable to as she was unwell.

Recently promoted Superintendent Sean Grant read a letter penned by the outgoing Chief Superintendent to the JPC members and accepted a bouquet of flowers from the members on her behalf.


She paid tribute to the strength of the community in Creeslough and highlighted the importance of the Joint Policing Committee which she said cannot be underestimated.

“Our dedication and diligence in working together to solve issues for the benefit of the wider communities we serve will forever be appreciated. Some of the projects born out of the JPC such as Road Safety Roadshow, Donegal Youth Awards and community radio slots have proven invaluable in our strive to make Donegal a safe place and reduce the fear of crime.

“I have developed great many friendships over the years under the umbrella of the JPC within the various agencies and community leaders, which proved invaluable in addressing the various policing and community safety issues that have arisen – particularly when the Covid 19 pandemic hit,” she wrote.

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