|18th Commissioner of the Garda Síochána|
21 November 2007 – 28 December 2010
|Preceded by||Noel Conroy|
|Succeeded by||Martin Callinan|
|Born||Timoleague, County Cork|
Fachtna Murphy was the Commissioner of the Garda Síochána from 2007 to 2010. Prior to his appointment he was the Deputy Commissioner with responsibility for operational policing strategies in the Garda Síochána. He grew up in Timoleague, County Cork. He joined the Garda Síochána in 1967 and holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Degree in Police Management and a Diploma in Management and Industrial Relations, and has also studied policing methods overseas at both the FBI Academy, Quantico, USA and at the Police College, Bramshill, England.
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