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Nolan, Richard Joseph


Name: Nolan, Richard Joseph 

Rank: Garda

Reg No: 21244L

Station: Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford

Years of Service: 22

Richard Nolan, born on 24th January, 1957, came from Carrigslaney, Kilbride, Co. Carlow. Having previously worked as a sales representative he joined An Garda Síochána on 7th June, 1978. He was married with three children, one of whom is a Garda. Garda Nolan also served at Newtownmountkennedy, Howth and Duncannon. His pastimes included Gaelic football, hurling and growing Christmas trees.


At 1.20 am on Sunday, 26th September, 1999, Garda Richard Nolan and Garda Ambrose Fogarty were the crew of the Enniscorthy patrol car that responded to a call to assist Gardai from Gorey in dealing with a serious row outside a night club in the village of Camolin, Co. Wexford. When the patrol car was at Bishopswell, Enniscorthy it was involved in a collision.  Garda Nolan was killed instantly.