Politically toxic role pays less than senior jobs in other jurisdictions

Solution :  Larger Salary and person selected from outside the fold.  Magic.!!! An outsider might be best- placed to replace Nóirín O’Sullivan as Garda commissioner, Northern Ireland’s former police ombudsman has said. Baroness Nuala O’Loan, who was ombudsman from 1999-2007, said a candidate from outside the force would have a “better opportunity in doing the […]

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Overseas choice would raise State security dilemma

Opinion divided on whether Garda should retain security remit An Garda Síochána and the Defence Forces as to whether, under such circumstances, responsibility for national security should remain with the police. There are divergent views between what might be described, broadly, as traditionalists and modernisers. The latter group argues that, irrespective of the nationality of […]

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Government had opened distance between itself and O’Sullivan

From todays Irish Times (12th. September 2017): During the summer a senior Government TD made an appearance on a national radio show in the midst of another week of controversy surrounding An Garda Síochána. Usually TDs or Senators are given some form of guidance from above on how to react when various topics are raised. […]

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Increasing salary suggests attempt to interest strong international candidates The Government believes the remuneration for the new Garda commissioner will need to be increased to about €300,000 to attract strong international candidates. Government sources say an increase from the current salary of €180,000 is on the table to attract external applicants, such as senior civil […]

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Teachers’ union recommends rejection of public pay deal

The union representing 18,000 secondary teachers is recommending members reject the new public service pay deal. Members of the Association of Secondary Teachers in Ireland (Asti) will be balloted on the Public Service Stability Agreement 2018-2020 in the coming weeks. Meeting on Saturday, the 180 members of the union’s executive council said one of the […]

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Dónall Ó Cualáin has become acting Garda Commissioner.

Dónall Ó Cualáin has become acting Garda Commissioner. From Carna, he speaks fluent Irish and has served as sergeant in the Aran Islands before rising through the ranks as inspector, superintendant and chief superintendent over the Galway division. He was central to a crackdown on drugs in Galway city. In July 2012 he was appointed […]

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Doherty praises ‘incredible role model’

In New Ross Garda commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan, who stepped down at midnight, was described as “an incredible role model for women in this country’’ by Minister for Employment and Social Protection Regina Doherty at the weekend. “I have confidence in her and, not just because of her long sterling record of service to the country […]

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First woman in role wanted to raise moral

Nóirín O’Sullivan was the first woman in the history of the State to hold the post of Garda commissioner. She joined the force in 1981 and her work spanned both operational and administrative areas. Much of her early years involved undercover work investigating major drugs gangs. She was promoted to superintendent in 2000 and served […]

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Do you have any photographs of Garda Thomas Coyne

The Garda College Museum has been contacted by a lady seeking a class photograph of the class of November 1970. Her brother Thomas Coyne passed out with that class but left An Garda Síochána after a few years because of illness and unfortunately passed away in 1990 aged only 42. Thomas Nagle was from Ballinrobe […]

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