Over 6,300 Apply To Join Garda...


Over 6,300 Apply To Join Gardaí In New Recruitment Drive

Breda Forrest
Breda Forrest

12:36 12 Feb 2024

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Over 6,300 people have applied to become a Garda after the deadline for the new recruitment drive closed on Friday.

Over a third of those who responded are between the ages of 35 and 49.

According to new figures released by Gardaí, around 2,300 applications to it's new recruitment drive were between the ages of 35 and 49

It's after the age limit for applicants was raised from 35 to 50.

In total, 6,381 people applied to join the force by the time the deadline closed on Friday, which is higher than approximately 5 thousand who applied in the last campaign 10 months ago.

Applicants will now undergo a series of assessments - including an online aptitude test, a competency-based interview and a fitness test.

An Garda Siochana says it intends to run recruitment campaigns every year, to ensure a steady stream of trainees entering the Garda College in Templemore.

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