Paul was a member of the Garda National Immigration Bureau dealing with immigration issues from 1998 until 2015 and served with the Irish Police Force, An Garda Siochana, for 32 years with 28 years’ experience assigned to detective duty.
Paul has extensive knowledge of all aspects of the immigration laws and procedures and provides accurate and up to date information on the laws and administrative practices regarding all aspects of immigration. Investigations and court case preparations were primary functions as an authorised immigration officer. Paul is a veteran of two missions with the United Nations serving in Bosnia & Herzegovina and East Timor as an investigator monitoring war crimes and as a crisis management officer in relation to emergency evacuations.
He served as an officer of Detective Garda rank attached to the specialist anti-terrorist unit of An Garda Siochana, SDU, from 1987 to 2000. He is a qualified investigator, emergency tactical support officer, tactical and defensive driving, and also proficient in the use of various firearms. Paul was deployed to immigration duty in 1997 and has gained vast experience and knowledge whilst working as an immigration officer in Ireland. He was assigned to various tasks and investigations in Ireland and Internationally with other immigration agencies around the World and in particular, the Irish Naturalisation & Immigration Services in relation to residence permission and the Department of Business, Enterprise & Innovation in relation to employment permits.