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Garda Appointments

Quarterly Report on Appointments to Garda Síochána August - October 2020

The Policing Authority is pleased to announce that it has made a number of senior appointments in the period 1 August to 31 October 2020.

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

The following appointments have been made by the Authority:

To the grade of Principal Officer:

  • Fintan Brady
  • Liam Waters

To the rank of Superintendent:

  • Paul Franey
  • Derek Maguire
  • Patrick O’Shea
  • Sorcha Fitzpatrick
  • Mark O’Neill
  • Annette Browne
  • Paul Kennedy
  • Colin Furlong
  • Michael McNamara
  • Gary Walsh
  • Finbarr O’Sullivan
  • Dermot Drea
  • Conor O’Murchu
  • Bláithín Moran
  • Ronan Barry
  • Gary McPolin
  • Ronan Kennelly
  • Anthony Kelly
  • Vincent O’Sullivan
  • Darren McCarthy

To the rank of Chief Superintendent:

  • Justin Kelly
  • Brian Woods

The Authority congratulates all the persons appointed and wishes them well in their future careers.