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Announcement of new Garda Commissioner

On 26 June 2018, the Minister for Justice announced the appointment of Drew Harris to the position of Garda Commissioner following a competition held by the Public Appointments Service (PAS). To view the press release please click here.


The Public Appointments Service have published a report on the recruitment and selection competition for the position of Garda Commissioner which can be viewed here.


Appointment to the position of Commissioner of the Garda Síochána was undertaken under Section 9 of the Garda Síochána Act 2005 (as amended) which can be viewed here .

The Policing Authority was tasked by the Government with the nomination of a person for appointment to the position of Commissioner. The Authority invited PAS, as required by legislation, to undertake a selection process for this purpose in accordance with the requirements relating to knowledge, ability and suitability for the position which have been prepared by the Authority in agreement with PAS and approved by the Minister for Justice and Equality. This position was advertised on 09 March 2018.