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Learn about the Naval Service – look at the website, visit a ship alongside a port when they are open to the public, talk to any friends/family in the Naval Service, ring the Recruiting Office.

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Minorities and New Communities Wanted as Garda Recruits

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Minorities and New Communities Wanted as Garda Recruits

Tuesday, December 08, 2015 

Minorities and New Communities Wanted as Garda Recruits

An Garda Síochána opened a new 2016 Recruitment Campaign on Friday 27th November. Applications will be accepted until Tuesday 5th January  2016. 

Minister Frances Fitzgerald is particularly urging "members of minority and new communities" to apply for the positions, "so that the membership of An Garda Síochána will reflect the diverse communities that it serves." 


"We want to encourage those from all sections of the community and our Irish diaspora from around the world."


"We need more women to apply."

Minority Groups

"We especially appeal to members of minority communities."


"We really value diversity and recognise the skills and qualities of people from diverse backgrounds."

"Our police service needs to reflect the communtiy it serves."

The 600 recruits will enter the Garda College in Templemore from mid-2016. The new recruits will bring the total number of recruits since the Garda College was re-opened in September 2014 to 1,150.

Watch this exciting new video from An Garda Síocána to find out more ...

Have you got what it takes? For full details of the current recruitment campaign, including how to apply click here

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