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Saturday 9 December 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# garda recruitment

This year
Poll: Do you think the age limit of 35 for new garda applicants should be removed?
Fianna Fáil TD Jim O’Callaghan said that removing the upper age limit would help to recruit new members.
Taoiseach says people being attacked ‘all the time’ on Irish streets
The Taoiseach and minister differ on whether Garda recruitment targets can be met.
Garda recruitment age limit should be reconsidered, says justice minister
The Government hope to recruit 1,000 new gardaí by the end of the year.
Analysis: This week's policing storm illustrates the differing views on the roles of Gardaí
The criminologist Dr Ian Marder explores the myths and realities of policework and looks at where else we might invest.
Increasing Garda retirement age to 62 under consideration, says Taoiseach
Varadkar has spoken to the Garda Commissioner Drew Harris about the measure.
Last year
Over 11,000 people apply to become a Garda in latest recruitment drive
Of the 11,075 applicants, only 800 are expected to be recruited as Gardaí.
A new recruitment drive for An Garda Síochána has launched today
Budget 2022 has provided for the recruitment of up to 800 gardaí and 400 Garda staff this year.
All time
Only 192 garda stations have received an increase in staffing levels since 2015
The number of gardaí in two-thirds of stations has remained static or fallen since the lifting of the recruitment embargo in 2014.
Gardaí felt use of non-Irish actors in recruitment ads aimed at minorities would amount to 'tokenism'
The new campaign ran for three weeks in April at a cost of more than €400,000.
800 new gardaí will be recruited next year - but who will want that job?
The first recruitment campaign since the recession saw 20,000 people apply – just 5,000 people applied in the most recent drive.
Want to become a garda? Applications close this week
A total of 600 new garda positions will be created this year.
'Ramping up': 250 new gardaí will be recruited this year
Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald made the announcement this morning at the annual conference of the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors (AGSI).
296 garda retirements in 2013 and 100 station closures
Latest garda figures show total strength of force, including reserves and civilian support, was 16,328 at the end of 2013.
20,000 people apply for jobs in An Garda Síochana
Have pity on the person who has to go through all of those applications.
First Garda recruitment drive since 2009 begins today
Are you applying?
20,000 expected to apply for Garda positions
The jobs could be advertised as soon as the end of this month, but it’s not yet known how many will be offered.
Garda recruitment to restart (and they're already expecting lots of applications)
Minister for Justice Alan Shatter said the process will begin later this year.
Lift garda recruitment embargo to help fight crime, says O'Brien
The Sinn Féin justice spokesman also said that civilians could take over garda admin roles to free them up for front line duties.