Recruitment of New Gardaí Begins

A recruitment campaign for new recruits to An Garda Síochána has opened. New Garda recruits will join the force in the years ahead and further the excellent work demonstrated by our own Gardaí at Dundrum and Cabinteely in fighting crime and helping keep our local communities safe.

This is good news for the public and for the Gardaí themselves. The new recruits will bring fresh enthusiasm and energy to the important duties of the Gardaí.

There has been a recruitment moratorium in place since 2009 and I’m delighted that’s coming to an end and that new recruits will soon enter the Garda College in Templemore.

Despite the moratorium, an Garda Síochána have had a very successful two years in which there has been a reduction in crime across a broad range of areas. I’d like to take this opportunity to commend them for their hard work and dedication.

 Anyone interested in applying for the position of Garda trainee should go to for further information. The closing date for receipt of applications is midnight on the 9th January 2014. It is expected that the first batch of recruits will start their training in mid-2014.