Secretary General of Department of Justice announces plans to retire

Noel Waters, Secretary General at the Department of Justice and Equality. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Secretary General of the Department of Justice, Noel Waters is set to retire next February.

The news was confirmed in a statement from the Department of Justice and Equality:

"The Secretary General notified the Minister formally yesterday that, as he will have shortly served for 40 years, he intends to retire in February. This was noted as a matter of routine at today's Government meeting."

Mr Waters had been acting Secretary General of the department since October 2014.

He was appointed to the position on a permanent basis in October 2016.

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