Sunday 21 October 2018

Government recruiting new Garda Commissioner with salary of up to €250k

(L-R) Acting Commissioner Donall O'Cualain, former Garda Commissioner Noirin O'Sullivan and Assistant Garda Commissioner, Dublin Metropolitan Region, John Twomey
(L-R) Acting Commissioner Donall O'Cualain, former Garda Commissioner Noirin O'Sullivan and Assistant Garda Commissioner, Dublin Metropolitan Region, John Twomey
Amy Molloy

Amy Molloy

The Policing Authority is searching for "an exceptional candidate" to take up the role of Garda Commissioner - with a salary of up to €250,000-a-year.

According to the advert on publicjobs,ie, policing experience is not essential.

It reads: "The Garda Síochána, Ireland’s national police and security service, is growing, reforming and changing.

"This is a unique opportunity to lead, manage and develop a service which is due to expand by up to 30pc over the next few years.

"The role of Commissioner is extremely challenging, wide-ranging and high profile. It requires an exceptional candidate who is an inspirational leader."

The closing date for applications is April 12 and the successful candidate will take over from Action Commissioner Donal O'Cualain.

Former Garda Commissioner Noirin O'Sullivan resigned from the role in September 2017.

It is anticipated the selection process could take up to four months.

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