€36m Shortfall Identified In Garda Budget

It has been revealed there is a £36m shortfall in the budget for garda wages, which could see some 400 officers not being paid.

According to the Irish Independent, Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan said that the shortfall needed to be made up by December if the force was to financially “break even”.

The Irish Independent had reported on a garda budgetary crisis in January this year, news that was dismissed by Justice Minister Alan Shatter.

It is understood that the force received a budget from the government to pay for 13,000 officers, however there are currently 13,400 officers employed.


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