An Garda Síochána will recruit between 800 and 1,000 new members in 2024. Recruits will immediately receive a higher weekly allowance in an effort to increase recruitment numbers. This payment has been raised from €184 per week to €305 per week under the new budget.
As part of a new rule change, An Garda Síochána will now accept new recruits up to the age of 50 in an effort to increase the number of recruits and create a more diverse skills and ethnic mix in Irish policing.
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 www.publicjobs.ie. Candidates should not confuse registering (i.e. Creating a Profile on publicjobs.ie) with submitting an application. Here you will sign up to be notified when the PAS launch the Garda recruitment campaign on January 15th 2024.
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.