20,000 Respond To Garda Recruitment Campaign

Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence Mr Alan Shatter has welcomed the response to the Garda Recruitment Campaign.

He commented on developments to date and reminded potential applicants that the closing date for receipt of applications is midnight on the 9 January 2014.

Minister Shatter said: "I am greatly encouraged by the positive response to the Garda Recruitment Campaign which commenced in December 2013. This is the first recruitment campaign to An Garda Síochána since 2009 and it is recognised by all as being a welcome and important development. To date, approximately 20,000 applications have been received by the Public Appointments Service (PAS) through their website www.publicjobs.ie.

"I would like to remind potential applicants that the closing date for receipt of applications is midnight on the 9 January 2014 (next Thursday), and I would strongly encourage all those interested in joining the Garda force to submit their application by that date if they haven't already done so."


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