Thursday, 26 February 2004

Questions (39)

Brian O'Shea

Question:

36 Mr. O’Shea asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform the number of recruits who have graduated from the Garda Training College as full Garda members since 6 June 2002; the number of Garda who have retired, resigned or otherwise left the force since 6 June 2002; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6237/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform)

I have been informed by the Garda authorities who are responsible for the detailed allocation of resources including personnel that 833 recruits have graduated from the Garda College since 6 June 2002. This figure of 833 comprises those who have successfully completed the student/probationer education/training programme. This figure does not include those who have been attested to the force upon completion of phase three of their training programme and who have yet to complete the fifth and final phase of that programme. A total of 735 members — all ranks — have resigned, retired or otherwise left the Garda Síochána since 6 June 2002.