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Appointments to the Garda Síochána

The Authority has responsibility for the appointment of persons to the ranks of Assistant Commissioner, Chief Superintendent and Superintendent in the Garda Síochána, having undertaken a selection competition for this purpose.

Competitions for these three ranks were undertaken in 2017 and panels of candidates for appointment established, from which a number of appointments have been made to date. Details of appointments made by the Authority are published periodically and can be viewed below.

It is anticipated that further competitions for these ranks will be undertaken in 2018 and details will be available on this page in due course.


Appointments to the Garda Síochána October 17 to January 2018 (31/01/2018)


Press Statement on Senior Garda Appointments (04/10/2017)

Policing Authority Appoints Chief Superintendents and Superintendents in the Garda Síochána (01/08/2017)

Policing Authority appoints Chief Superintendents in the Garda Síochána (14/07/2017)

Policing Authority appoints an Assistant Commissioner in the Garda Síochána (09/05/2017)

Announcement of Assistant Commissioner Appointment (21/04/2017)


Previous Competitions

Superintendent Competition 2017

This competition has now closed. The documents pertaining to this competition are available below.

Superintendent Application Form

Superintendent Information Booklet

Superintendent Statement of Practice


Chief Superintendent Competition 2017

This competition has now closed. The documents pertaining to this competition are available below.

Chief Superintendent Application Form

Chief Superintendent Information Booklet

Chief Superintendent Statement of Practice


Assistant Commissioner Competition 2017

This competition has now closed. The documents pertaining to this competition are available below.

Assistant Commissioner Application Form

Assistant Commissioner Information Booklet

Assistant Commissioner Statement of Practice