The Garda Commissioner is due to make an announcement later today.
Student gardaí at Templemore will skip the final months of their training and become fully qualified immediately as part of a new coronavirus policing plan
Garda Commissioner Drew Harris will announce the unprecedented measures at Garda HQ this morning.
Some of the trainees have been in the college for just over a month and will be sworn in after being given rapid training.
It's also believed the college could be used a a medical centre for the midlands.