National Executive Committee


Conor O’Higgins


Contact Address: c/o IPA Office, 13 Iona Drive, Glasnevin, Dublin 9
Mobile: +353 (0)87 996 4025

Conor was elected as President on the 21st April 2018 at National Congress, Donegal.  In 2006 was elected to the position of Secretary General and oversaw major IPA Infrastructural changes expanding the Regional Base to match each Garda Division.

Conor is a native of Waterford City and joined An Garda Siochana in November 1974.  After training he was posted to Cabinteely, Dublin then to Union Quay Cork City and in 1980 to Kilkenny City.  In 1990 promoted Sergeant and served in Thomastown until 1995 when he returned to Kilkenny taking on the role of Sergeant In Charge until promotion to Inspector in 1999.  Conor joined the management of Student/Probationer Training at Garda College.

Conor was introduced to IPA very early in his career by his Section Sergeant, Former President of IPA, John Hickson.  In 2000 Conor took on the role of Chair of the College Branch which was then in the old Region 4.  In 2000 the College was designated a Region and Conor served as Chair of the Region up to when he was elected Secretary General.  Conor retired in 2007 and changed careers to teaching in Further Education where he is still attached to Ormonde College of Further Education, Kilkenny.

Conor is married to Catherine, living in Kilkenny since 1980 and has four children Ronan , Niall, Niamh and Adrian.  He presently has four Grandchildren, Kate, Charlie, Ruth and Max and another due in September.