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About Finance

The Finance Directorate

An Executive Director of Finance and Services manages the Garda Finance Directorate. The Finance Section is located in Garda Headquarters in the Phoenix Park.

The overall goal of the Finance Directorate is aimed at delivering a professional service that supports the Strategic goals of An Garda Síochána. The objective of the strategy is to enhance the organisation’s performance and accountability systems and to harness technology and information to generate efficiencies in the delivery of an effective policing service.

The Finance Directorate’s Strategy also aims to reduce the organisation’s cost base through targeted cost saving initiatives and public procurement while developing the knowledge and skills of staff to ensure that the strategic objectives are achieved.

Responsibility for day-to-day management of expenditure of the Garda Vote transferred to the Garda Commissioner in July 2006, when the Commissioner was appointed as the Accounting Officer for the Garda Vote/Budget which amounts to €1.4 billion for 2016.

The Finance Directorate has the responsibility for the financial management of the Garda Vote as well as providing strategic and operational support and advice at all levels in An Garda Síochána.

It provides Garda management with financial information to assist with decision making and the delivery of improved services and value for money throughout the organisation.

The Finance and Services Directorate consists of the following sections:

- Finance Section
- Procurement Section
- Transport Section
- Housing Section

The Finance Directorate can be contacted at:

Finance Directorate
Garda Headquarters
Phoenix Park
Dublin 8

Tel: +353 1 6662175
Fax: +353 1 6661966