Gardaí will not carry out checks on Border in event of no-deal, says Flanagan
Minister for Justice says he expects 14,400 gardaí in force by end of 2019
Cost of presidential visitsOn the issue of policing numbers in the Republic, Mr Flanagan said funding from the department’s €2.98 billion budgetary allocation would be used in the recruitment of “up to 700” new gardaí along with additional Garda staff. He said the Government was on track to have an overall Garda workforce of 21,000 in place by 2012 including 15,000 Garda members and 4,000 civilian staff.
Some 800 gardaí were recruited in both 2017 and 2018 compared to 600 garda recruits and 200 civilian hires in 2019, said the Minister, adding that the Garda Commissioner required “flexibility” in creating a balance between gardaí and civil staff. This has been a key goal of Garda management in recent years, with the aim to increase the proportion of civilian employees to 20 per cent by 2021.
There are currently 14,200 gardaí in the force with that number expected to rise to 14,400 by the end of the year allowing for retirements, said Mr Flanagan.The Garda budget for 2020 has been set at €1.88 billion and will also include spending on a targeted severance package for senior officers and provision for general public service pay increases.Read more: The Irish Times »
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And the PSNI Chief has said the same. Good on them all. No sovereignty involved? Interesting. it is up to that island to save Europe
Gardaí not required to perform border checks if Britain crashes out EU at Halloween, says FlanaganGardaí will not be required to perform any border checks if Britain crashes out of the EU without a deal at Halloween, Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan has indicated. I agree because its not a irish border in ireland but it is a british one but lets try to avoid a hard border peace is most important anyone who does not think that way are extremely ignorant CormacJOKeeffe That's good news. Still hoping Brexit won't happen though.
Four Gardaí hospitalised after being bitten and threatened in incident in Waterford | JOE.ieFour Gardaí hospitalised after being bitten and threatened in incident in Waterford
Gardaí bitten and kicked during violent arrest in WaterfordGardaí investigating the incident confirmed that a man in his 30s was arrested shortly after the incident. Everyone loves a bit of bacon...........I’ll get my coat....🤷♂️