Garda To Take On 250 New Recruits

Garda is to take on 250 new recruits.

Speaking ahead of her address to the Annual Conference of the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors (AGSI), Frances Fitzgerald TD, Minister for Justice and Equality has confirmed the recruits will enter Garda College in 2015.

Each intake will comprise 125 recruits, an increase from the 100 recruits enrolled during the first three intakes since recruitment recommenced last September.

Minister Fitzgerald said: "Last September (2014) this Government oversaw the first recruitment of new Gardaí since 2009. We reopened Garda College to new recruits and we committed to not letting it close again.

"To date 300 new recruits have entered Garda College, with the first of these to join the force as sworn members in May. I promised seamless ongoing recruitment and today I am happy to confirm the recruitment of a further 250 new Gardaí over the coming months."


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