The Minister for Justice and Equality Charlie Flanagan T.D. has today announced that the Government has agreed to appoint Mr. Drew Harris to the post of Garda Commissioner for a period of 5 years.

The recruitment and selection process for this position was undertaken by the Public Appointments Service (PAS) on behalf of the Policing Authority. PAS has prepared a detailed report on this competition which can be found here.

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Fiona Tierney has left her role as Chief Executive Officer at the Public Appointments Service (PAS), the centralised provider of recruitment for the Civil and Public Service, to take on new challenges in the next phase of her career.

The Board of the Public Appointments Service, management and the staff would like to thank Fiona for her significant contribution in successfully leading the organisation over the last six years and wish her the very best in the future.

Following a recent open recruitment campaign, Shirley Comerford has been appointed the new CEO of the Public Appointments Service.