Garda Recruitment 2021

October 14th 2020: The Government has announced funding is being provided to train up to 620 new Garda recruits. There are currently 14,500 Gardaí and the accelerated recruitment programme commits to bringing that number up to 15,000 by the end of 2021.

Since March of this year GardaIP has been inundated with queries from potential candidates about the launch of a new recruitment drive. We anticipate a huge number of applications for this campaign.  It will be an extremely competitive process.

The first step to applying to An Garda Síochána is to register your interest through the Public Appointments Service on Candidates should not confuse registering (i.e. Creating a Profile on with submitting an application. Here you will sign up to be notified when the PAS launch the Garda recruitment campaign.

When the PAS launch the Garda Recruitment Campaign you can then access the Application Form, complete and submit it. The Public Appointments Service (PAS) is the centralised recruiter for An Garda Síochána and they will process the candidates on their behalf. Eligibility criteria and requirements are outlined at the start of a campaign in a booklet called ‘Notes for Candidates’ which is a downloadable document.

Below is a reminder of the Steps in the Application Process.  Do not hesitate to contact Noel if you have any queries in relation to the Garda Recruitment campaign 2021.

Garda Recruitment - Step by Step

Garda Recruitment Stages, copyright GardaIP