Ger Connolly was appointed as Director of Film Classification in May 2016. He was formerly an Assistant Censor and Deputy Director.
Ger was born and lives in Kildare town. He graduated from UCD with a B. Comm. Degree, studied accountancy with Deloitte, Haskins & Sell, and worked in that capacity in the advertising and manufacturing industries. He was appointed a part-time assistant film censor in November 1993. He served as Deputy Film Censor from 2003 to 2016. He was one of three Irish delegates to the Conference of European Film Classifiers in Dublin in 2001.
He represents Ireland on the board of PEGI, the Pan European Games classification system, and sits on both its Advisory Board and Complaints Board. He is married with two sons and a daughter.