The chairperson of the Policing Authority, Josephine Feehily has opted not to seek reappointment when her term ends next month. 

The Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan informed Cabinet today of his intention to appoint Dr Deborah Donnelly to the Policing Authority shortly. 

A new chairperson will be appointed from the existing board members. 

The Policing Authority and the Garda Inspectorate are to be replaced as part of future reforms which were previously announced.