The Authority has established a number of committees to oversee the governance and progress the work of the Authority in relation to its statutory priorities. Each Committee is established under terms of reference which set out their purpose and guide their work. These are reviewed each year and are subject to amendment in the context of the evolving work programme of the Authority.
There are currently four committees in place.
In addition, a committee to establish and oversee the implementation of a Code of Ethics for the Garda Síochána was in place from 2016 to 2018 and was disbanded in late 2018.
Click on each Committee below to view its membership, Terms of Reference and other information including minutes of Committee meetings.
Audit and Risk Committee
The Committee oversees the Authority’s control environment, tasked with providing independent advice to the Accounting Officer and the Authority and supporting them in their responsibilities for issues of audit, risk, internal control and governance.
Policing Strategy and Performance Committee
The Committee monitors and evaluates the day-to-day performance of the Garda Síochána, with a particular focus on progress against the annual Policing Plan. The Committee provides advice to the Authority on determining the annual Policing Priorities and performance targets and on the Garda Síochána Statement of Strategy, annual Policing Plan and annual Reports.
Garda Organisation Development Committee
The Committee focuses on overseeing the Garda Síochána organisational development and reform. The Committee monitors, assesses and provides regular feedback on the progress of the Garda Síochána in the implementation of its reform programme generally and with specific reference to the relevant measures contained in the Policing Plan, the Garda Síochána Strategy Statement and the Implementation Plan for 'A Policing Service for the Future'.
Garda Appointments Quality Assurance and Selection Governance Committee
The Committee provides governance and quality assurance with regard to the Authority’s selection competitions undertaken for appointment to the ranks of Assistant Commissioner, Chief Superintendent and Superintendent in the Garda Síochána.