500 gardaí to be recruited next year

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It’s good news again on the jobs front as Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has announced the recruitment of 500 new gardaí.

The Minister said the new gardaí would be recruited next year at the graduation of 94 gardaí at Templemore college this morning.

Many have commented over the years saying the force is under-resourced and are calling for money to be ring-fenced within the budget to fight crime.

The new recruitment is good news for the public and also for people looking for work in this area, as of 2009 Templemore effectively closed but the Minister says she is delighted to be recruiting 500 more gardaí in 2016.