Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Questions (165)

Brendan Howlin

Question:

165. Deputy Brendan Howlin asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the planned dates for attestation of probationary gardaí at Templemore in 2020; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [52105/19]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

Under the Garda Síochána Act 2005 as amended, the Garda Commissioner is responsible for management and control of An Garda Síochána, including responsibility for personnel matters and by arranging for the recruitment, training and appointment of its members.

The Commissioner has indicated that there will be four attestations in 2020, most likely on the following dates: 21 February 2020; 3 July 2020; 4 September 2020; and 27 November 2020.

However, it should be noted that given this very early stage, these dates are provisional and are subject to change.