Fachtna Murphy

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Fachtna Murphy
18th Garda Commissioner
In office
21 November 2007 – 28 December 2010
Preceded byNoel Conroy
Succeeded byMartin Callinan
Personal details
Born (1952-12-06) 6 December 1952 (age 66)
Timoleague, Ireland
Alma mater

Fachtna Murphy (born 6 December 1952) is a former Irish Garda who served as Garda Commissioner from 2007 to 2010.[1]

Prior to his appointment he was the Deputy Commissioner with responsibility for operational policing strategies in the Garda Síochána.[2] 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, Virginia, and at the Police College, Bramshill.[2]


  1. ^ RTÉ News - Callinan to take Garda Commissioner role - December 2010
  2. ^ a b "An Garda Síochána Information On Management". Garda Síochána. Archived from the original on 2008-01-16.
Police appointments
Preceded by
Noel Conroy
Garda Commissioner
Succeeded by
Martin Callinan