Seven Kerry people graduate from Templemore Garda College

Seven people from Kerry are graduating from Templemore Garda College today. They are among 184 Gardai from across the country who are being presented with certificates by the Minister for Justice Michael McDowell. The 75 women graduating today make up 41% of the 184 passing out. Over 17% of the Garda Siochana at present are women accounting for2115 members. This represents an increase of almost 7% since 1999 when women made up 10.9% of the force.In the same year there were 23 female Gardai from Kerry, this number has almost doubled to 43. Gardai graduating from Kerry today are Lesley Maloney, Martin McCarthy and Tommy Griffin from Listowel, Caitriona O Connell from Farranfore, Lisa Kearney from Killarney, Niall O Connor from Asdee and Aine O Sullivan from Cahirciveen. Three of today`s graduates from across the country will be stationed in the county, with two in Tralee and one in Killarney.