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Dáil Éireann debate -
Thursday, 7 Apr 2022

Vol. 1020 No. 7

Gnó na Dála - Business of Dáil

For the information of the House, I wish to advise the House that our Superintendent, Ms Teresa Doolan, has tendered her resignation and will be leaving the service here to move to the Department of Justice. On behalf of Members, I wish her well.

I thank her for the outstanding, diligent and committed work she did here. She was a lady of the utmost integrity, ability and dedication. We are sorry to see her go. I certainly am. We wish her well in the future. It is significant that in the 100 years of this House's existence, she has been the first female Superintendent.

She did a good job.

She did an outstandingly good job.

Mr. Noel Murphy is going to take on the responsibilities of Superintendent. Noel is in the voting lobby. He is very well known and very well liked and is highly respected by all the parliamentary community, not least for the outstanding work he has been doing in committees, including the Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence, and the North-South parliamentary body. We wish him well in the duties he is taking on.

The position of Captain will be occupied until further notice by Liam O'Brien, formerly of the communications unit. He has spent the past two years working in the Superintendent's department. We are grateful both of them are making themselves available to help us with these particular responsibilities and we wish them well. We will give a round of applause.

We will go on to questions on promised legislation and whatever you are having yourself.