Government appoints new Assistant Garda Commissioners

Four regions are without commissioners following promotions and retirements

The Government has appointed four new assistant commissioners to An Garda Síochána.

The promoted officers are Chief Supt Michael O'Sullivan, of the Drugs and Organised Crime Division; Chief Supt John O'Driscoll, of the National Bureau of Criminal Investigation; Chief Supt Eugene Corcoran, of the Criminal Assets Bureau, and Chief Supt Anne-Marie McMahon of the Garda College.

The appointments are required to fill existing vacancies, with four regions of the State currently without an assistant commissioner: the Dublin Metropolitan Region, the Northern Region, the Southern Region and the Western Region.

The vacancies arose from a combination of promotions and retirements over the last 14 months.

Colin Gleeson

Colin Gleeson

Colin Gleeson is an Irish Times reporter