Dermot Anthony Gallagher was born in 1944, in Carrick-on-Shannon, Leitrim and died on January 15, 2017.
He was an Irish civil servant and the Secretary General of the Department of Foreign Affairs.
Gallager left office as Secretary-General on January 24, 2009 and was replaced by David Cooney, former Ambassador to the United Kingdom.
During February 2009, Dermot was nominated to be Chairman of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission and was appointed Chairman of University College Dublin Governing Authority.
Dermot Gallagher passed away at 72 years old.