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The government has failed to recruit a new director of the National Cyber Security Centre, which is responsible for protecting the state against cyber attacks.

Richard Browne, the centre’s former director, has been appointed to act as an interim director pending the position being readvertised, with an enhanced salary of €184,000.

Browne was seconded to the National Security Analysis Centre in October last year after a period of working between the two organisations, and was posted back to the NCSC to take up the role of interim director in July.

A candidate chosen to replace him after a public competition declined to accept the position after an interview process organised by the Public Appointments Service (PAS) on behalf of the Department of the Environment, Climate

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