The Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform, Mr. Michael McDowell, T.D., has made an Order under the Garda Síochána Act 2005 establishing the Garda Síochána Inspectorate as a statutory body. The Order was made after the Government made two further appointments to the threemember Garda Síochána Inspectorate. Ms. Kathleen O’Toole, former Police Commissioner of the City of Boston, was appointed as Chief Inspector on 17 May, 2006. The two new Inspectors are Mr Robert Olson, former Chief of Police for the City of Minneapolis, USA and Ms Gwen Boniface, who currently serves as Commissioner of the Ontario Provincial Police, Canada. They will take up their appointments by 4 September.

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