An Garda Siochana Recruitment Campaign 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.

Detail needed Garda Recruitment Form

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


  1. Mary Therese Mcdonagh

    I would like to be garda when I was little girl I dream of becoming one

  2. Aine

    Currently In Dunboyne college studying social care / applied social studies , reason why I am studying this course is to gain more skills and experiences before I join an Garda Síochána I am hoping to join in 2021 , so I feel this will be great help before joining

  3. Sophie Conlon

    Hi my name is Sophie Conlon. I am 21 years old. I have a great interest in joining An Garda Síochàna I am not 100% sure on what to do to get started I paid €120 on stage 1 with Career Preparation I got lost through it as I’m not great with aptitude tests. Is there anywhere to start for complete learners something more simplified to begin with? This would be greatly appreciated
    Kind Regards
    Sophie Conlon

  4. Martin carden

    Hi very interested in the position

  5. Eoin Byrne

    Always wanted to be a member of the Guards

  6. Noreen OSullivan

    Would love to do this course to learn more

  7. Aoife Valentine

    Since I was a young girl, hearing all my grandads stories from the army and stories from his friends who were guards. I wanted to do something in that field. I think the guards do an amazing job and would love to be a part of the team.

    1. Noel-John McLoughlin​ Post author

      Hi Shane,

      You need to register for a recruitment campaign alert with public jobs. A recruitment campaign has not been announced yet for 2021. I’m happy to talk you through the process.

      Kind Regards,

      1. Anita

        Do you know if it has been announced about recruiting yet ?

        1. Noel-John McLoughlin​ Post author

          Hi Anita,

          No announcement about recruitment has been made yet.


  8. Dion Curran

    Interested in becoming a member of An Guarda Síochána. Currently in the process of registering on Is there a preparation course recommended before applying?

    Thank you.

    1. Noel-John McLoughlin​ Post author

      Hi Dion,

      That’s great news that you are considering a carer in An Garda Síochána. Give me a call at 086-8386791 or send me a mail and we can talk about how best to prepare.


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