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Garda Appointments

Press Release

Announcement of Policing Authority appointments to positions in the Garda Síochána: April - July 2017

The Policing Authority has made a number of appointments to the ranks of Assitant Commissioner, Chief Superintendent and Superintendent and to the senior civilian grades in the Garda Síochána in the period April - July 2017.

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 civilian staff in the Garda Síochána are appointed by the Authority following appropriate civil service recruitment processes.

The following appointments have been made by the Authority:

To the rank of Assistant Commissioner:

  • Mr. Patrick Leahy  
  • Mr. Finbarr O'Brien

To the rank of Chief Superintendent:

  • Mr. Anthony Howard
  • Ms. Clíona Richardson
  • Mr. Finbarr Murphy
  • Mr Pádraig Dunne
  • Ms.Colette Quinn
  • Mr. Michael Daly 

To the rank of Superintendent:

  • Mr. Anthony Pettit
  • Mr. Alan McGovern
  • Mr. Paul Cleary
  • Mr. Kevin Daly
  • Mr. Gerard Egan 
  • Mr. Justin Kelly
  • Ms. Yvonne Murphy 

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