Block on civilian hiring until desk gardaí go on the beat

Government wants 1,500 gardaí moved from office to the front line of policing

14th May, 2017
A new plan aims to free up 1,500 deskbound gardaí for frontline work Getty

Gardaí are being blocked from recruiting any more civilians until they put deskbound members on the beat.

They have been given a target of freeing up 1,500 deskbound gardaí for frontline positions by replacing them with civilian staff.

Around 500 of them alone are in Garda headquarters in the Phoenix Park in Dublin.

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