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Director of Corporate Communications


Title: Director of Corporate Communications

Name: Andrew McLindon

Native Of: Dublin

Appointed: 16th September 2013

Joined: 16th September 2013

Career Highlights:

Andrew is a former journalist, public relations consultant, and PR manager, and was appointed to the post of Director of Communications An Garda Síochána on the 16th September 2013.

His main role is to advise the Garda Commissioner and Garda management on a range of issues including communications strategy, media relations and policy, social and digital media, and internal communications. 

Andrew was previously PR & Marketing Manager in Bus Éireann from 2008 to 2013 where he acted as the company's main spokesperson and oversaw the implementation of national PR and marketing campaigns including the company's award-winning digital and social media activities. Prior to this, Andrew worked for five years as a corporate PR consultant working with some of the country's largest companies. Before moving into public relations, he was a business and technology journalist and editor for close to 10 years. 

Andrew is assisted by a total of 25 staff attached to the Garda Press Office and reports directly to the Garda Commissioner.


  • MSc (First) in Marketing DIT 2012
  • MA (Hons) in Political Communications DCU 2003
  • Graduate of Rathmines School of Journalism DIT 1993