Tuesday 29th July, 2014


The Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald TD, today announced the commencement of the open recruitment process for the post of Garda Commissioner.

It is expected the appointment of a new Garda Commissioner will be made by the end of the year.

Commenting on this, the Minister said:

“As the Government has previously announced, the current vacancy in the post of Garda Commissioner is to be filled through an open competition. I am very pleased that the Public Appointments Service, which the Government has asked to independently manage the competition, is today starting that process by seeking proposals from executive search firms to conduct a global executive search campaign to supplement an advertised recruitment process.

This is part of a wider process of reform and renewal relating to the Garda Síochána, which will also include the establishment of a police authority.”