Timely analysis as the Garda Siochana navigates one of the most difficult years since its foundation.
Conor Brady has been a journalist, editor and author for more than 40 years and is widely recognised as the most authoritative historian of Irish policing. From Tullamore, he studied history and politics at UCD. On graduation in 1969 he joined The Irish Times where he was editor from 1986 to 2002, the culmination of a long, successful career in print and broadcast journalism. His memoir Up with The Times was published by Gill & Macmillan in 2005. Brady was also editor of the Garda Review for a time and in 1974 published a history of the Garda Siochana from its foundation to 1972, Guardians of the Peace (Gill & Macmillan). Since retiring from The Irish Times he has continued to have a varied and interesting career. Among the roles he has assumed are writer of crime fiction, member of the Remembrance Commission, founding Commissioner of the Garda Siochana Ombudsman Commission and weekly columnist with The Sunday Times.