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Garda Appointments

Press Release

Appointment of Assistant Commissioner to the Garda Síochána

The Policing Authority is pleased to announce that it has appointed Chief Superintendent Pat Leahy to the rank of Assistant Commissioner of the Garda Síochána. This is the second senior appointment that the Authority has made since the commencement of its statutory appointment functions on 1 January 2017. Speaking about the appointment, Authority Chairperson Josephine Feehily said “Giving effect to the policy and legislative changes regarding senior appointments is one of the most important reform initiatives given to the Authority. It sends strong external and internal confidence building messages.

On behalf of the Authority, I have congratulated Assistant Commissioner Leahy and wish him every success in his future career.” The appointment is made following a selection competition that involved a three-staged process, conducted in accordance with the statutory framework and the Authority’s Statement of Practice. 21 April 2017