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If you always want to know how things work and are fascinated by structures like grandstands or bridges then a career in civil and structural engineering may suit you. If in school you enjoy subjects like maths and physics, and since these would be the foundations to the engineering college course, you will probably enjoy the course. If you like the idea of working for a company where you could get to travel, then international companies such as ESB International would suit you well. Engineering is a good and challenging career so you have to want to be challenged in your work, to solve problems and to come up with ways to improve designs.

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600 Additional Garda Recruits Under Budget 2016

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600 Additional Garda Recruits Under Budget 2016

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 

600 Additional Garda Recruits Under Budget 2016

Minister for Justice, Frances Fitzgerald TD,  has been allocated an extra €89 million in Budget 2016. €67 million of the funding is earmarked for new Garda Recruits, surveillance, special operations and targeted, intelligence-led policing.

Making the announcement Minister Fitzgerald said: “The past 48 hours have been a dark period for An Garda Síochána and highlights the dangerous work that the men and women of the force carry-out every day in the service of their communities and their country.

“As Minister I have been committed to ensuring that our Gardaí are supported, resourced and equipped to deliver an effective policing service for the 21st century and to tackle the realities of crime in our communities, both urban and rural.”

Recruiting More Gardaí

Minister Frances Fitzgerald welcomed the total allocation of €1.5 billion for An Garda Síochána in 2016, which includes over €67 million in additional funding.

The Minister has announced that the budget allocation will allow the recruitment of 600 new Gardaí in 2016 in addition to the 550 Gardaí recruited since September 2014.

Minister Fitzgerald added: “The ongoing recruitment of new Gardaí is crucial for An Garda Síochána and for the safety of communities throughout Ireland. This Government reopened the Garda College Templemore in 2014 and with this budget allocation today we are delivering on our promise to ensure it won’t close again.”

Full details of the Budget allocation for the Justice Sector is available here

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The CareersPortal Team