Dermot Shea

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  Dermot Shea at the press conference announcing that he will be the new NYPD commissioner. Photograph: Kena Betancur/Getty Images

Irish American Dermot Shea will become the fourth consecutive Irish-American to lead the NYPD. James O’Neill, who stepped down on Monday after three y(...)

Dermot Shea leaves City Hall in New York with his wife, Serena, after being named commisioner of the New York Police Department – the largest police force in the United States. Photograph: Dave Sanders/The New York Times

The New York Police Department has long been known as a bastion of Irish-America. On Monday that tradition continued when Dermot Shea was named the ne(...)