Garda Commissioner

Acting garda chief won’t seek top post

Who exactly would want to take the top job in the Gardaí?

Going abroad to solve Ireland’s policing problems is easier said than done, writes Cormac O’Keeffe.

Opposition will miss commissioner who tried to affect change in force

The sooner we stop talking palaver about the decent men and women in the force the better. writes Gerard Howlin.

Paschal Donohoe confirms he signed off on €300k Nóirín O’Sullivan payoff

Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe has revealed he personally signed off on Nóirín O’Sullivan’s pension package, but denied it amounted to a “sweetener” to facilitate her exit.

Policing Authority will decide on next Garda Commissioner: Donohoe

The Minister for Finance has refused to say if he believes the next Garda Commissioner should come from inside or outside the force.

Don't appoint civilian to Garda Commissioner job, warns security expert

A prominent security expert has warned that a civilian should not be appointed the new Garda Commissioner.

The right person must be found to fill Garda Commissioner post

For the second time in three years, Fine Gael — the law and order party — has lost a Garda commissioner prematurely.

Lines could be blurred by conflict of interest

Martin Callinan and Nóirín O’Sullivan are now civilians, yet both are represented by the same legal team as the Garda force at the Disclosures Tribunal, comments Special Correspondent Michael Clifford.

Top Garda job ‘will need bigger salary’

If An Garda Síochána is to attract top talent from overseas for the commissioner job then the salary will have to be increased significantly, the Government has said.

The justice bodies trying to police the police

There is a complicated justice architecture in Ireland.

Senior gardaí bid to steady the ship after Nóirín O’Sullivan resignation

The senior leadership of An Garda Síochána meets this morning for what has been described as a crucial bid to “steady the ship”.

€300k lump sum pay confirmed for Nóirín O’Sullivan

The former Garda commissioner will retire with a lump sum of almost €300,000 and a yearly pension of €90,000, it has been confirmed.

Nuala O'Loan

Calls for new Garda chief to come from abroad

There is a strong desire across the political spectrum for an international person to be appointed as the next Garda commissioner.