Senior ranks boosted as new assistant commissioner appointed

A new officer has been added to senior Garda management with the promotion of Orla McPartlin to the position of assistant commissioner.

She is one of a group of officers at the third most senior rank in the Garda.

Ms McPartlin joined the Garda in 1983 and has served in various roles in the Dublin Metropolitan Region (DMR) and the Western and Northern regions.

She has also served in liaison and protection, internal affairs, the professional standards unit and the Garda commissioner’s office in Garda Headquarters, Dublin. She is currently the divisional officer in the DMR Southern Division.

Six appointments have been made to the rank of superintendent.

They are: Declan O’Sullivan of Anglesea Street, Cork; Aidan Minnock of Athlone Garda District; Kevin Gately of the Galway Garda District; Michael McElgunn of the Intelligence Section in Security and Intelligence; Peter Mulryan of the Garda National Bureau of Criminal Investigation; and Carmel Banville of the Waterford Garda Division.

2 Responses to Senior ranks boosted as new assistant commissioner appointed

  1. Eugene October 5, 2017 at 6:34 pm #

    Fair play to Ms. McPartlin, and I wish her well, but, Internal Affairs, Professional Standards, Commissioners Office, that to me seems more of the same. What is wrong with the men and women that ploughed the furrows on the streets every day and night. There was always people out of offices getting promoted.

  2. timothy October 6, 2017 at 2:17 pm #

    Eugene, I agree fully with you. Garda Management is fully of home grown academics (with a small “a”) internally selected from the pet list and groomed for the top. Interpersonal skills HR are lacking and the end result is now clearly apparent with the downing of people that talk-out/up. Looking for an outsider(non-Irish} to run the force is a defeatist approach. I know many un-bendable educated people here that would do a great job running the force properly in accordance with current policies and procedures set out in the present strategic plan.

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