New Garda Commissioner by New Year ?

Abacus

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Now that Commissioner Fashned Murphy has decided to say goodbye, who will be the next Commissioner ?
Will the powers that be go outside the Force or maybe appoint someone from Civvy Street (homegrown or abroad) ?
Maybe it's high time we had a female in the top Garda job ?
What qualities will the new appointee need to have ?

Will there be interviews which are open to non Force members or will we turn on the radio some morning to be told who has succeeded to the Top Dog post in the Irish Police ?

Don't know enough to go and make nominations myself but maybe there's enlightenment out there ?
 


Grumpy Jack

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Favourites are Deputy Commissioners Martin Callinan and Nacie Rice.

Check their CVs here:

Management Biographies

Both have served in either Special Branch or Crime and Security.

Hardly surprising they are in line for the top job given the increasing threat from dissident republican groups.
 

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An outsider is needed to shape the force up.
 

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Maybe we dont need a Garda commissioner. We would save 250k on wages right there.
 

Dohville

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His name is Fachtna, not Fashned. Its a traditional Cork name.
An outsider is unlikely, unless you want to waste the first year while you teach them the basics of policing in Ireland.
Other than saving 0.25m per annum what reason is there to not appoint a Garda Commissioner? The GS needs someone to be accountable to government for their actions. God knows you couldn't land that responsibility on the moronic minister.
 

Abacus

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His name is Fachtna, not Fashned. Its a traditional Cork name.
An outsider is unlikely, unless you want to waste the first year while you teach them the basics of policing in Ireland.
Other than saving 0.25m per annum what reason is there to not appoint a Garda Commissioner? The GS needs someone to be accountable to government for their actions. God knows you couldn't land that responsibility on the moronic minister.
OK....got his first name wrong.....not intentionally.
Met him once many moons ago and was impressed with him.
He was presenting on a fraud forum and did very well.
Cautious and considerate but then that's the way to go.
 

Tomas Mor

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Time for an outsider to be appointed.
 

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He's leaving before the lump sum is taxed. Can you blame him, on the pension he'll get he'll be better off than 99% of the people still working to pay for Cowen's lies!
 

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great chance to save some money and appoint an assistant commisioner and reduce the assistants in number.
 

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I had thought he was due another year, an extension, given the forthcoming visit of the Queen. One wonders is he exiting before his pension and gratuity are taxed to crap after the budget.
 

Tomas Mor

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great chance to save some money and appoint an assistant commisioner and reduce the assistants in number.

There were a few extra assistant commissioners appointed to the regions a few years back. It meant nothing as rank of chief supers was maintained. Time now to abolish them as they have contributed nothing, and serve no purpose only jobs for the boys.
 

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An outsider is unlikely, unless you want to waste the first year while you teach them the basics of policing in Ireland.
Why the fk would you want to do that?

The whole point of an outsider would be to enforce change on policing in Ireland. Try to keep up.
 

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Why the fk would you want to do that?

The whole point of an outsider would be to enforce change on policing in Ireland. Try to keep up.
An outsider is a good idea given the recent actions of some Gardai. E.g.

A garda grabbed a woman by the throat and locked her in a bathroom while his colleagues beat her teenage son as he lay in bed, a court has been told.
Officers Alan Conlon, Claire Delaney, Eoin Murtagh and Sean O'Leary attacked Owen Gaffney, 17, with a baton before he was punched and kicked, it was claimed.

All four are charged with assault causing harm, forcible entry and trespass at the family home in inner city Dublin on February 17, 2008. Three of the accused, Conlon, Delaney and Murtagh, are also accused of the false imprisonment of Mr Gaffney's mother Fidelma in a bathroom during the ordeal.


Gardai 'beat boy up in Dublin flat' - Republic of Ireland, Local & National - Belfasttelegraph.co.uk

The Gardai need to shape up quick.
 

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An outsider is a good idea given the recent actions of some Gardai. E.g.

A garda grabbed a woman by the throat and locked her in a bathroom while his colleagues beat her teenage son as he lay in bed, a court has been told.
Officers Alan Conlon, Claire Delaney, Eoin Murtagh and Sean O'Leary attacked Owen Gaffney, 17, with a baton before he was punched and kicked, it was claimed.

All four are charged with assault causing harm, forcible entry and trespass at the family home in inner city Dublin on February 17, 2008. Three of the accused, Conlon, Delaney and Murtagh, are also accused of the false imprisonment of Mr Gaffney's mother Fidelma in a bathroom during the ordeal.


Gardai 'beat boy up in Dublin flat' - Republic of Ireland, Local & National - Belfasttelegraph.co.uk

The Gardai need to shape up quick.
That claim has yet to be proven in court.
 

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