The Policing Authority has appointed Chief Superintendent Pat Leahy to the rank of Assistant Commissioner of the Garda Síochána.
Speaking about the appointment, Authority Chairperson Josephine Feehily said:“Giving effect to the policy and legislative changes regarding senior appointments is one of the most important reform initiatives given to the Authority. I have congratulated Assistant Commissioner Leahy and wish him every success in his future career.”
The appointment is made following a selection competition that involved a three-staged process.
This is the second senior appointment that the Authority has made since the commencement of its statutory appointment functions on January 1 2017.