PSNI member quits senior Garda role after just a month in the job
The most senior member of the PSNI to be seconded to the Garda is taking early retirement from the force - little over a month after taking up a new appointment.
Det Chief Supt Michael Daly has been a trailblazer for the PSNI in the Garda and is the first member of the Northern Ireland force to reach that rank in the Republic.
He is the second member of the Garda's senior management team to quit this month.
Daly was recently placed in charge of the Garda National Protective Services Bureau, which deals with sexual crime, including child abuse, child online exploitation, domestic abuse, the management of sex offenders, missing persons, human trafficking and organised prostitution.
He has now told the Garda authorities that he is leaving in the new year to take up a post in the private sector in Belfast.
Daly became the first officer from the PSNI to be promoted into the Garda under new legislation which was aimed at improving the sharing of experiences between the two forces.
He joined the Garda in March 2015, was promoted to detective superintendent and appointed to the Protective Services Bureau. Daly was then promoted to the rank of chief superintendent by the Republic's Policing Authority last July and appointed to take charge of the Dublin East division, based at Dun Laoghaire, before being transferred to his current post.