Monaghan man appointed by the GRA to the position of Deputy General Secretary

A Monaghan man has been appointed by the Garda Representative Association to the position of Deputy General Secretary.

Philip McAnenly, formerly Industrial Relations Officer at the Irish Nurses’ and Midwives Organisation, was ratified by the GRA Annual Delegate Conference in Killarney last week.

GRA General Secretary Pat Ennis said: “The ratification of Mr McAnenly is a historic moment for the GRA and he will bring great experience, while also providing a new dimension to our negotiating team”.

Separately, this is the first time someone that does not have a Garda background has been appointed to such a high-level position.