Search Begins For Next An Garda Síochána Commissioner

The recruitment process has started to find the next Commissioner of An Garda Síochána.

The process is being undertaken by the Public Appointments Service under the auspices of the independent Policing Authority for the first time.

It is anticipated that the selection process itself will take in the region of four months, with some further time required afterwards for the completion of the appointment.

Welcoming the recruitment launch, Minister for Justice and Equality Charlie Flanagan said: "I am pleased that the process to appoint the next Commissioner of An Garda Síochána is now underway. I would like to acknowledge the good work of the Policing Authority, the Public Appointments Service and my Department over the last number of months to prepare for the launch of the competition.

"The role of Commissioner, the most senior post in Irish policing, is extremely challenging. The overriding concern of all stakeholders has been to ensure that this process is designed to attract the widest possible pool of high calibre candidates, so that whoever is selected and nominated by the Authority for appointment by Government is tested against a strong field."

Details of the process are available at www.publicjobs.ie. The closing date for applications is 3pm on Thursday, 12 April.


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