|17th Garda Commissioner|
12 July 2003 – 26 November 2007
|Preceded by||Patrick Byrne|
|Succeeded by||Fachtna Murphy|
|Born||11 March 1947|
He was born in Aughleam, Erris, County Mayo. He attended Aughleam N.S. and St. Nathy's College, Ballaghaderreen. He joined the Garda Síochána in 1963 and has had a distinguished career, serving at senior level in demanding sectors in the Gardaí.
He is a graduate of the FBI Academy as well as FBI National Executive Institute. As Commissioner he was deeply involved with the Peace Process.
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