Garda Recruitment 2022: 800 more Gardaí to be recruited in 2022

Garda Commissioner & new Garda Trainees

There will be an additional 800 Gardaí recruited to the force next year, the Public Expenditure Minister has confirmed.

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Michael McGrath said he is making funds available for the recruitment of 800 Gardaí and 400 Garda civilian staff in 2022.

Today’s Budget includes an additional €145m for the justice sector, an increase of 5.3% on the allocation for 2021.

In addition, 400 Garda civilian staff will be recruited next year.  Minister McGrath said these additional members show a “further commitment” to prioritising “visible policing in both rural and urban communities”.

As the expert in Garda Recruitment preparation, 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. Below is a reminder of each stage in the 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.

Note the Recruitment Campaign has not been launched yet. 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.

Do not hesitate to contact Noel at 087 2508958 if you have any queries in relation to the Garda Recruitment campaign 2022.