Meeting in Public


Press Release

Policing Authority congratulates Ms. Catherine Pierse on her appointment as Director of Public Prosecutions

The Policing Authority congratulates Catherine Pierse, who has been appointed by Government to be the next Director of Public Prosecutions. Catherine served as the Authority’s first Head of Legal, Policy and Research from 2016 to 2018, where her achievements included leading the development of the Garda Síochána Code of Ethics.

Policing Authority Chief Executive, Helen Hall commented:

“I am delighted that our former colleague, Catherine Pierse, has been appointed to such a key position in the criminal justice system. I know Catherine to be a committed, compassionate, and extremely capable individual. We are very proud of her and wish her every success in the role.”