Updated: 2010-06-28 12:29:20
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By: Peter McParland 
New Sligo Garda HQ Opening

An impressive new District HQ for An Garda Siochána, recently completed by
the Office of Public Works in the south Sligo town of Ballymote,
It was officially opened by the Minister of Justice, Dermot Ahern on Friday 25th June 2010

Photographs from the day by Peter McParland

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Minister Ahern is welcomed to Ballymote by the Garda Commissioner Fachna Murphy
Minister Ahern is welcomed to Ballymote by the Garda Commissioner Fachna Murphy
The Minister inspects the Guard of Honour
The Minister inspects the Guard of Honour
The Garda Band
The Garda Band
Det Sgt. Tom Colsh with Minister Dermot Ahern, Eamon Scanlon TD and Dr Jimmy Devins TD
Det Sgt. Tom Colsh with Minister Dermot Ahern, Eamon Scanlon TD and Dr Jimmy Devins TD
Eamon Scanlon TD with paul Stephenson and Senator Pascal Mooney
Eamon Scanlon TD with paul Stephenson and Senator Pascal Mooney
Det Sgt. Tom Colsh with Minister Dermot Ahern
Det Sgt. Tom Colsh with Minister Dermot Ahern
'Free at Last'  jokes Clr. Margaret Gormley during  the tour of the new station.
'Free at Last' jokes Clr. Margaret Gormley during the tour of the new station.
The new Chief Superintendant Mary Murray (Centre) with Marie Perry and Clr. Dara Mulvey.
The new Chief Superintendant Mary Murray (Centre) with Marie Perry and Clr. Dara Mulvey.
Clr. Margaret Gormley & Senator Pascal Mooney.
Clr. Margaret Gormley & Senator Pascal Mooney.
The Minister with Cllr Pat McGrath
The Minister with Cllr Pat McGrath
Minister Ahern addressed the gathering
Minister Ahern addressed the gathering
Time for a laugh
Time for a laugh
Fr Hannon, PP Ballymote, performs a blessing
Fr Hannon, PP Ballymote, performs a blessing
Marie Perry with Eugene Banks, Principal Officer at the Dept. of Justice
Marie Perry with Eugene Banks, Principal Officer at the Dept. of Justice
Rev. Kathy Trimby,   Clr. Pat Mc Grath  and Fr. Greg Hannon at the New Ballymote Garda Station.
Rev. Kathy Trimby, Clr. Pat Mc Grath and Fr. Greg Hannon at the New Ballymote Garda Station.