Monday May 25, 2020

Gardaí took average of 12 days’ sick leave

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

@obraonain
17th July, 2016
44 per cent of serving gardaí took no sick leave at all last year Picture: RollingNews.ie

Gardaí were on sick leave for an average of 12 days each last year, according to new figures.

Around 157,000 garda days were lost last year in the 12,800-strong force, at a salary cost alone of €11 million.

The Garda Inspectorate has calculated that every one-day reduction in the average annual sick leave by all gardaí is the equivalent of putting an extra 70 gardaí on the beat.

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