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# garda recruitment

Last week
28th May 2023 - 3rd June 2023
# garda recruitment
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.
This 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.
# recruitment crisis
Increasing Garda retirement age to 62 under consideration, says Taoiseach
Varadkar has spoken to the Garda Commissioner Drew Harris about the measure.
Last year
# garda recruitment
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.
# 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
# staffing levels
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.
# new recruits
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.
# garda recruitment
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.
# Templemore
'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).
# garda report
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.
# new recruits
20,000 people apply for jobs in An Garda Síochana
Have pity on the person who has to go through all of those applications.
# Jobs
First Garda recruitment drive since 2009 begins today
Are you applying?
# garda recruitment
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.
# new recruits
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.
# Gardaí
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.