An Garda Síochána Audit Committee was established in 2006 by the Garda Commissioner in accordance with Section 44 of the Garda Síochána Act 2005.
The Minister of Justice, Equality and Law Reform, in accordance with Section 44 of the Garda Síochána Act 2005, appointed the following as members of the Audit Committee:-
Jimmy Farrelly (Chairman)
Jimmy Farrelly is a retired Secretary General of the Department of Environment and Local Government where he held posts of Finance Officer and subsequently Personnel Officer. He was appointed as first Chairperson of the State Examinations Commission. He served for 3 years in Brussels as Environmental Attaché within the Irish Permanent Represantation to the EU. He completed two terms as Chairperson of the Audit Committee of Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform. He is a Commerce Graduate of UCD.
Deputy Commissioner Nacie Rice
Nacie Rice is the Deputy Commissioner in charge of Strategy & Change Management since October 2008. He joined the Garda Síochána in 1972. Prior to his appointment as Deputy Commissioner he was the Assistant Commissioner with responsibility for Crime & Security. He also served as the Assistant Commissioner in the Eastern Region (Mullingar) and in Human Resource Management in Garda Headquarters. He has also served in Donegal, Louth, Store Street and the Special Detective Unit. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, Virginia, USA. He is the holder of a BA (Police Management) and was conferred in 2007 with an MSc in Strategic Management in the Public Sector from Trinity College, Dublin.
Eamon Kinch is a retired Lecturer, Chair of Finance and Audit Committee of the Dundalk Institute of Technology. He is also a member of the Finance Committee for the Co. Louth Vocational Education Committee and a member of the Audit Committee of the Irish Vocational Education Association.
Pat Fitzpatrick is employed in the Disability Sector. He is responsible for a multi-million Euro procurement budget. He is a member of the Citizens Information Board, and the Audit Sub-Committee of that Board. He also served on a Local Authority Audit Committee.
James is an Academic Department Head and a Lecturer in Financial Management at Limerick Institute of Technology. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland, and a Commerce graduate of UCC. Previously he would have held senior financial and management positions with a number of indigenous Irish and multi-national companies.