Promotions for anti-terrorist officers
Senior officers in the war on terrorism and drugs are included in a new list of garda chief superintendents.
The group of 12, including one woman, were selected following interviews but must now wait for the Government's sanction before they can join the next rank.
Also among the group are Supt John Gilligan, who has been the human face of the force for almost three years as its press officer at Garda Headquarters in the Phoenix Park; and Supt Mark Curran, who has headed a series of major criminal investigations on the north side of Dublin.
One of the most experienced anti-terrorist officers in the force, Det Supt Diarmuid O'Sullivan, is included, as well as Det Supt Michael O'Sullivan, of the garda national drugs unit, and Det Supt John McMahon, of the national bureau of criminal investigation.
Others on the list are Frank Clerkin, of Store Street; Ger Dillane, of Cork; Aidan Glacken, of Athlone; John Scanlon, of Limerick; Pat Clavin, of Blanchardstown; Michael Clancy, of Monaghan; and Orla McPartlin, of the liaison and protection branch.
The Government is expected to fill some posts in senior ranks within a month but the number has yet to be determined.