Former Army Ranger Says Focus Needs To Be On Retaining Gardaí

A target of recruiting 1,000 new members has been outlined.

A former Army ranger believes government should be focusing on retaining current Gardaí, as opposed to putting too much emphasis on recruitment.

The Justice Minister has outlined a target of recruiting 1,000 new members of Gardaí by the end of this year, which would be the first time since the pandemic the force has grown.

Kildare South TD Cathal Berry believes allowing Gardaí to transfer from the regular service to the reserve, if they need to, would improve retention.

He says most people think being a member of the force isn't what it used to be:

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