The Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform, Mr Brian Lenihan, TD, has today published the Final Report to the Garda Commissioner of the Advisory Group on Garda Management and Leadership Development.

The Group, chaired by Maurice Hayes, was established in August 2006 to act in an advisory capacity in supporting the Garda Commissioner and his senior management team in addressing the management and leadership challenges facing An Garda Síochána.  An interim report of the Group was published in November 2006.

Publishing the final report Minister Lenihan thanked Dr Hayes and the other members of the group for work. He said; "The Advisory Group, under the leadership of Dr. Hayes, has made a significant contribution to the ongoing reform and development of An Garda Síochána. I congratulate the members of the group on their report and thank them for their commitment to this important task."

The membership of the group was as follows:

Maurice Hayes (chair), former Senator, distinguished Northern Ireland public servant and a member of the Patten Commission
Emer Daly, former Director of Strategic Planning and Risk Management with Axa Insurance
Maurice Keane, former Group Chief Executive of the Bank of Ireland
Michael Mulreany, Assistant Director General of the Institute of Public Administration.

The report is available on the Department’s website www.justice.ie

13 September, 2007

Note for Editors

Advisory Group on Garda Management and Leadership Development

The Group was established in August 2006 with the following terms of reference:

The Group produced an interim report which was published in November 2006. The final report has been published today.