Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.

We asked Emilia Gilroy from An Garda Síochána to give some advice for people considering this job:


Emilia Gilroy


An Garda Síochána

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  Emilia Gilroy
It is a very rewarding but also extremely challenging job. It requires a lot of resilience, mental strength, patience and compassion. It means seeing people at their worst in the most difficult circumstances.

It involves making difficult decisions, which will have life changing consequences for the offenders. If you think you have the ability to handle all that, it is a truly great job with amazing opportunities.

The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with clever technology. They will often follow the latest developments in their chosen field, and prefer mentally stimulating environments.
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75 Additional Gardai for November intake

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75 Additional Gardai for November intake

Thursday, October 08, 2015 

75 Additional Gardai for November intake

The recruitment process for Garda Trainees is ongoing, with interviews to commence in late October 2015 for those who were successful in the last call for applications to An Garda Síochana.

To date, 200 Garda Trainees have entered Garda College in 2015. A further 75 trainees will commence training on 2nd November 2015.

A further intake of 75 is proposed for late November/early December, bringing to 350 the total intake for 2015. These 75 additional trainees will be selected from the applications received to date, under the most recent Garda Recruitment Campaign.

In April this year, Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald announced the recruitment of 250 new Gardaí with recruits to enrol in Templemore Garda College in two groups of 125.

Read: 250 New Gardaí to be recruited

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Is a career with the Gardaí for you? Visit An Garda Síochána Employer Insights for the Inside Story on life as a Garda and the available career paths, as well as interviews and career videos.

The CareersPortal Team