New chief for Louth Gardai
THE new chief superintendent of the Gardai in Louth has been named as Christy Mangan (pictured), a highly decorated officer with more than 35 years experience in the force and who rose to prominence as the lead investigator in the ‘Scissor Sisters’ case and as head of the Cold Case Unit, which included a review of the Irene White case.
CS Managan, originally from County Meath, has been twice awarded the Walter Scott medal for valour, for twice confronting armed men - once during a bank robbery in 1988 and again in 1996 during a raid on an apartment in Dublin. He replaces Chief Superintendent Sean Ward who had been in the top job in Louth since January 2016.
CS Mangan made the move from the Cavan-Monaghan division, where he has served as chief superintendent since August 2016, to Louth’s divisional headquarters in Drogheda where he took up his new post earlier this month.
CS Mangan is a former detective superintendent who, in 2007, headed up the Cold Case Unit, also known as the Serious Crime Review Team, to conduct reviews of unsolved murders and disappearances.
Located at the National Bureau of Criminal Investigation at Harcourt Square, the unit has reviewed a large number of the State’s most prominent unsolved cases, including the death of Dundalk mum, Irene White, and the disappearance of local teenager, Ciara Breen.
CS Managan has spent most of his career in Dublin, starting out in Crumlin and Drimnagh, and he was appointed to the Garda National Drugs Unit. In the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s, he was involved in serious and violent crime investigations in Dublin, including the Scissor Sisters case where sisters Linda and Charlotte Mulhall killed and dismembered their mother’s boyfriend, Farah Swaleh Noor, in 2005.