Varadkar encourages people in Dublin West to consider applying for new Garda recruitment campaign

Dublin West TD and Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar has welcomed the accelerated Garda recruitment campaign.

“I would encourage people in Dublin West to consider applying to join An Garda Siochána. This new recruitment campaign will help to fulfil the Government’s commitment to reach 15,000 Gardaí.

“We want to ensure that the force has the capacity to provide visible, responsive and effective policing to every community. That’s why 3,200 new Garda members will be recruited on a phased basis over the next four years. That’s on top of the 1,200 that will have been recruited by the end of this year, since the reopening of the Garda College in September 2014.

“So far 534 recruits have been fully trained as members of An Garda Síochána and are on the ground in communities nationwide. Another 150 recruits are due to graduate later this year.

“Anyone interested in applying should visit the website of the Public Appointments Service and submit their application at”


Date: 9. 9. 2016