This piece of news will be of interest and welcome to many of our readers.
A new Garda recruitment drive is to be launched, following the lifting of restrictions on the moratorium on hiring new public servants.
It is expected that new officers will be recruited and begin training before the end of the year. This is to compensate for recent early retirement of senior members of the force, to keep Garda numbers up to approved levels.
The Minister for Justice, Mr Dermot Ahern stated:
“For the people living here in Templemore this college is very important – it’s a fine facility here and its here will be used for the new recruits and indeed for their training. I know there were some suggestions that this place might be mothballed, however there is no question of that”
Dermot Ahern made the comments following a meeting with the Garda Commissioner at a passing out parade for new recruits in Templemore, Co.Tipperary this morning, where 14 Tipperary men and women were among the 267 new Gardai graduating.