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Fitzgerald announces intake of 100 new Garda recruits

Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald today announced that 100 new Garda recruits will enter the Garda College, Templemore, to commence their training in early September 2014.

Minister Fitzgerald stated:

I welcome the recommencement of training for new Gardai which demonstrates the ongoing commitment of Government to supporting Garda Síochána in their efforts to keep our communities safe.

It is five years since Templemore last saw new recruits entering Garda college, so the intake in September marks an important step forward, both for the Gardai, for the local community in Templemore; and for the country.

The last intake of new recruits was May 2009.

This follows a major recruitment overseen by the Public Appointments Service which proved very popular with over 20,000 applications.

Read the full press release here.