Four new Assistant Commissioners appointed to vacant posts in force
Four senior gardaí are being appointed to the role of Assistant Commissioner in vacant positions across the country.
The promotions come just weeks before responsibility for such appointments switches to the new independent Policing Authority.
The appointments are part of around 20 promotions of high-ranking officers who are currently at the rank of superintendent or higher.
These Assistant Commissioner appointees are Det Chief Supt Michael O'Sullivan of the National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau; Det Chief Supt John O'Driscoll of the NBCI; Det Chief Supt Eugene Corcoran of the Criminal Assets Bureau; and Chief Supt Anne McMahon of the Garda College in Templemore.
The senior gardaí will fill existing vacancies in the Dublin Metropolitan Region and the Northern, Southern and Western regions. Dozens of officers went through several rounds of interviews for the positions.
Meanwhile, the husband of Garda Commissioner Nóirín O'Sullivan has been promoted to Chief Superintendent.
Detective Superintendent Jim McGowan has worked in the National Bureau of Criminal Investigation (NBCI).
Chief Supt McGowan has worked at Ballymun Garda Station and was previously the a superintendent in Trim, Co Meath.