A former assistant chief constable in the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) has been appointed as an Assistant Garda Commissioner.
Jonathan Roberts will formally take-up the role of Assistant Commissioner of Governance and Accountability in October, when Patrick Clavin retires.
Garda Commissioner Drew Harris, who also came from a PSNI background, says: "Jonathan has a wealth of organisational and operational experience that will be of immense benefit to An Garda Síochána as we continue to improve the service we provide."
Mr Roberts most recently held a dual role in the PSNI as head of learning and development, and professional standards including anti-corruption.
Prior to this, he had roles including district commander for Belfast, head of the PSNI College, and superintendent for performance, assurance and justice in Belfast.
He also has experience in serious crime investigation, including leading investigations into several high-profile murders.
Mr Roberts was one of three assistant commissioner appointments announced by the Policing Authority earlier this month - alongside Eileen Foster and Paul Cleary.
Ms Foster was most recently chief superintendent in the Kerry division, while Mr Cleary was detective chief superintendent in charge of the Garda National Cybercrime Bureau.