Policing Authority chairperson Josephine Feehily to step down

Josephine Feehily
Josephine Feehily

The Policing Authority’s chairperson, Josephine Feehily, will step down at the end of her term next month, according to reports.

She is the inaugural chairperson of the Authority, having overseen its establishment at the start of 2016 as part of a programme of reform under former justice minister Frances Fitzgerald.

The Authority is likely to be replaced in the near future by a new oversight body, in line with the recommendations of the Commission on the Future of Policing.

Ms Feehily has decided not to seek reappointment to the role and a new chairperson will be selected from the board membership, RTÉ News reports.

Meanwhile, Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan informed Cabinet today that he intends to appoint Dr Deborah Donnelly to the board.

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