Donal O'Driscoll

Donal O'Driscoll

Special Tactics & Operations Command, An Garda Síochána, Ireland’s National Police and Security Service

I have 36 years’ service in policing with experience in general policing, counter-terrorism, emergency management and specialist firearms and tactics, spending more than 25 years in the national firearms intervention team, the Emergency Response Unit (ERU). I served overseas with EU-POL in Afghanistan 2010-2011.

On the academic side: I am a graduate (BA) of Public Management with the Institute of Public Administration (IPA, 1998), and  I hold an MA in Criminology from Technological University of Dublin (TUD, 2008) and an MSc in Emergency Management from Dublin City University (DCU, 2018), my research there focusing on optimising multiagency response to mass casualty attacks. I teach decision-making to specialist & command courses at the Garda Siochana College.  


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