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Press Release

Press statement on the publication of the Policing Authority Statement of Strategy 2016-18

The Policing Authority is pleased to publish today its first Strategy Statement relating to the period 2016-2018.

Presenting the Strategy Statement to the Tánaiste, the Chairperson of the Authority, Ms. Josephine Feehily, said that:

“it is my privilege, with my colleagues on the Policing Authority, to present our first Strategy Statement setting out our ambitious work programme for the period ahead, our priorities and the outcomes that we hope to achieve”.

Ms. Feehily acknowledged with appreciation the work that members of the Garda Síochána do to keep the public safe in their homes, on the roads and in public places, often willingly taking risks on their behalf.

The Statement sets out for the first time the Authority’s vision of a society served by a professional, impartial, constantly improving police organisation which deserves and enjoys the trust and support of the people. It also sets out the values which inspire how the Authority will do its work.

Ms. Feehily noted that:

”Our overarching mission is to drive excellent policing through valued and effective oversight and governance. This will take time, constructive engagement and some challenge of Garda performance, efficiency and governance. It will also provide opportunities to showcase excellent work done by the Gardaí and Garda staff.”

The Strategy Statement can be downloaded from the Authority’s website at