The General Secretary of the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors (AGSI) has retired from the Association and the Gardaí

John Jacob took early retirement from the position he held for the last three years

The 59-year old served in the Gardaí for 37years and rose to the rank of Inspector.

Mr Jacob initially served the AGSI as a member of the National Executive Committee before serving as Deputy and General secretary

He served in Dublin, Dundalk, Roscommon and Cyprus.

Members of the Gardaí can retire after 30 years