Clare’s Chief Superintendent To Leave Position After Three Months

Clare’s Chief Superintendent is leaving the position after less than three months in the role.

Chief Superintendent Michael Gubbins is leaving the role he took up in March, but a replacement has already been appointed.


Chief Supt. Michael Gubbins took charge of the Clare Garda Division near the end of March, replacing John Kerin who stepped down at the start of this year.

The native of Co. Limerick brought 30 years policing experience to the role, but it’s one he’s now leaving.

He’s been transferred to a senior role within the Garda’s Special Crimes Operations.

While there was a near-three month wait to fill the vacancy at the start of this year, that won’t be the case this time around.

Newly-promoted to the position of Chief Superintendent, Sean Colleran will be taking up the role from Tuesday of next week.

He has significant Garda experience and in recent years has worked in senior roles in a number of Garda stations in the West of the Country.