Noel Conroy

Noel Conroy (born 11 March 1947) is a former Irish Garda who served as Garda Commissioner from 2003 to 2007.

Noel Conroy
17th Garda Commissioner
In office
12 July 2003 – 26 November 2007
Preceded byPatrick Byrne
Succeeded byFachtna Murphy
Personal details
Born (1947-03-11) 11 March 1947 (age 73)
Erris, Ireland
Alma mater

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.[1]

He was awarded a Silver Scott Medal in 1981. Most of his career was in the detective branch and he was part of T squad in the 1980s in Dublin, when organised crime gangs of the day were targeted.

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.


  1. ^ ""Archived reference"". Archived from the original on June 29, 2011. Retrieved November 5, 2009.
Police appointments
Preceded by
Patrick Byrne
Garda Commissioner
Succeeded by
Fachtna Murphy