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Policing Authority appointments to the Garda Síochána

The Authority has responsibility for the appointment of persons to the ranks of Assistant Commissioner, Chief Superintendent and Superintendent in the Garda Síochána, having undertaken a selection competition for this purpose.

Three competitions for these ranks were held in 2017 and a further competition for the rank of Superintendent was completed in July 2018 and a panel of candidates for appointment established from which a number of appointments have been made.

The Authority also has responsibility for appointing persons to certain senior Garda staff grades.

Details of appointments made by the Authority are published periodically and can be viewed below.


01 Aug - 31 Oct 2018 Appointments to the Garda Síochána


01 May - 31 July 2018 Appointments to the Garda Síochána


01 Feb - 30 April 2018 Appointments to the Garda Síochána


Appointments to the Garda Síochána October 17 to January 2018


Press Statement on Senior Garda Appointments (04/10/2017)

Policing Authority Appoints Chief Superintendents and Superintendents in the Garda Síochána (01/08/2017)

Policing Authority appoints Chief Superintendents in the Garda Síochána (14/07/2017)

Policing Authority appoints an Assistant Commissioner in the Garda Síochána (09/05/2017)

Announcement of Assistant Commissioner Appointment (21/04/2017)


Previous Competitions

Superintendent Competition 2017

This competition has now closed. The documents pertaining to this competition are available below.

Superintendent Application Form

Superintendent Information Booklet

Superintendent Statement of Practice


Chief Superintendent Competition 2017

This competition has now closed. The documents pertaining to this competition are available below.

Chief Superintendent Application Form

Chief Superintendent Information Booklet

Chief Superintendent Statement of Practice


Assistant Commissioner Competition 2017

This competition has now closed. The documents pertaining to this competition are available below.

Assistant Commissioner Application Form

Assistant Commissioner Information Booklet

Assistant Commissioner Statement of Practice