The Freight Transport Association Ireland (FTAI) has said it welcomes the news of the appointment of Noirín O’Sullivan as Ireland’s first female Garda Commissioner.
Ms O’Sullivan has been filling the role on an interim basis since the resignation of former commissioner Martin Callinan in March. She was the deputy commissioner for operations for three years before that.
Neil McDonnell, FTA Ireland General Manager said:
“FTA Ireland is pleased to hear of the appointment of Noirín O’Sullivan as Ireland’s new Garda Commissioner. Her appointment comes at a challenging time for the Gardai in all aspects of road traffic and transport enforcement, as road fatality statistics have, unfortunately, worsened in the last two years. While the detection of crime and the maintenance of security are obviously headline roles for the country’s top policewoman, the current road fatality statistics justify the allocation of increased enforcement resources, and there is no doubt that Ms O’Sullivan will face challenges in her new role.”
FTA Ireland has added that it looks forward to working with Ms O’Sullivan in encouraging compliance within the freight and logistics industry, to help ensure road safety across the country.