Meeting in Public


Garda Appointments

Quarterly announcement of Policing Authority appointments to positions in the Garda Síochána: August - October 2018

The Policing Authority is pleased to announce that it has made a number of appointments to the ranks of Chief Superintendent and Superintendent and to the senior Garda staff grades in the Garda Síochána in the period 1 August to 31 October 2018.

The appointments to the Garda ranks are made following selection competitions that were conducted in accordance with the statutory framework and the Authority’s Statement of Practice for undertaking each competition. Senior Garda staff are appointed by the Authority following appropriate civil service recruitment processes.

The following appointments have been made by the Authority:

To the grade of Principal Officer:

  • Joseph Ainsworth

To the rank of Superintendent:

  • William Costello
  • Laura Mangan
  • Timothy Burke
  • Patrick O’Callaghan
  • Des Mc Tiernan
  • Anthony Twomey
  • Gordon Englishby
  • John Deasy
  • John Lawless
  • Maria Conway
  • Liam Geraghty


The Authority congratulates all the officers involved and wishes them well in their future careers.