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An Garda Síochána extend application deadline for recruitment drive

There's still time to get those applications in.

Due to a technical difficulty, An Garda Síochána has extended its deadline of applications to the Garda Trainee recruitment campaign.


The original deadline of Wednesday, 6 June has been pushed back to 3pm on Thursday, 7 June.

This latest recruitment drive is to honour the government's commitment to increase the strength of the force to 15,000 members by 2021.

If successful with their application, all new trainee Gardaí will begin the new campaign at Garda College in Templemore, Co. Tipperary from quarter 2 in 2019.

To be eligible for selection as a Trainee, an applicant must:

  1. Be of good character
  2. Be certified by a Registered Medical Practitioner (nominated by the Commissioner after
    consultation with the Minister) to be of good health, of sound constitution and fitted physically
    and mentally to perform the duties of a member of the Service
  3. Have passed a Physical Competence Test
  4. Be 18 years of age but not yet 35 years of age on midnight of the 6th June, 2018, therefore you must have been born between 7th June 1983 and 6th June 2000
  5. (a) Be a national of a European Union Member State, or
    (b) Be a national of a European Economic Area State or the Swiss Confederation; or
    (c) Be a Refugee under the Refugee Act, 1996; or
    (d) Have had a period of one year‟s continuous residence in the State on the closing date of the
    advertisement for the competition for the vacancy to which the admission relates, and during the
    eight years immediately preceding that period, has had a total residence in the State amounting
    to four years;
    (e) Has been granted subsidiary protection, or is a family member of such a person, in compliance with the Admissions and Appointments Regulations 2013
  6. Have by the closing date:
    (a) obtained an Irish Leaving Certificate with a grade D3 minimum in five subjects
    at Ordinary Level*, or
    (b) hold a Level 5 Certificate (Major award) on the National Framework of
    Qualifications (NFQ), or
    (c) hold a recognised qualification (at Level 5 or greater), deemed comparable to the
    above in terms of both level and volume of learning as determined by Quality
    and Qualifications Ireland (QQI)
    (d) Must have a proven proficiency in two languages; one of which must be Irish or English

Full information can be found here.