Ireland’s new chief of police, Pearse D’Arcy, has made his first public appearance since being appointed to the job.
Pearse, who is also a senior member of the Dublin police, made the first appearance at the National Press Club in Dublin.
The Chief Constable of Dublin police Pearse Daly.
Source: RTE / Paddy McGuinness Mr D’Aarcys first public statement came after he had to take questions from members of the media outside the press club.
He told the crowd that he was “not prepared to resign” because he had “done the right thing”.
He also said that he would have liked to have left the job when he took over, but said he was forced to because he did not want to go back to his “traditional role”.
He said that it was “a very humbling experience”.
Mr Dacys predecessor, John Brennan, quit in December, saying he was unhappy with how the department was being run and said he would not return.
The new chief constable is expected to lead the police to record numbers of murders.
Mr Daccys first statement came a day after Mr Brennan resigned as commissioner, citing “difficulties”.