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.

Enterprising people like situations that involve using resources for personal or corporate economic gain. Such people may have an opportunistic frame of mind, and like commerce, trade and making deals. Some are drawn to sales and marketing occupations. Many will eventually end up owning their own business, or managing a section in larger organisations. They tend to be very goal-oriented, and work best when focused on a target. Some have an entrepreneurial inclination.
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Live Q & A Session

Monday, November 30, 2015 

Live Q & A Session

600 trainee Garda vacancies are to be filled in 2016.

You can apply right now - with applications closing on 5th January 2016, they can be made through

We are inviting you to join us on Monday evening 7th December between 7.30 & 8.30pm for a question and answer session where we will endeavour to answer all your recruitment and training questions.

Garda College instructors and current trainees will be on hand to answer all your questions.

Please get them in as early as possible using the hashtag ‪#‎jointheguards16 to @gardainfo @GardaTraffic.