Thursday, 12 December 2013

Questions (165)

Noel Harrington


165. Deputy Noel Harrington asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if he will make a comprehensive statement on the proposed recruitment of new recruits to the Gardaí; the date on which he intends to open the competition for recruitment to the Gardaí; and when he expects the first students to start their training. [53574/13]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

The opening of a recruitment campaign for new recruits to An Garda Síochána was announced today, 12th December. Applicants may now submit an application through the Public Appointments Service website, The closing date for applications is 9th January.

A number of stages will be involved between the application stage and trainees entering the Garda college, including a variety of tests and interviews, and it is expected that the first batch of new recruits will enter the Garda college in mid-2014.