Do You Need To Speak Irish To Be A Garda?

How long does it take to become a Garda in Ireland?

The Trainee Garda/Probationer training programme is delivered over 104 weeks leading to a BA in Applied Policing.

The initial period of 34 weeks which includes two weeks leave comprises a block period at the Garda College..

Is there a height requirement to join An Garda Siochana?

The former requirement that a male officer be over five feet, nine inches and a female officer over five feet, five inches is now replaced by a physical competence test which will be taken by all entrants to the Garda College in Templemore.

Are the Gardai recruiting?

Garda HQ has said that, because of Covid-19, only 275 student gardaí will be recruited in 2020, compared to the planned intake of 700. The Garda Representative Association welcomed the commitment in the proposed programme to implement the Commission on the Future of Policing (CoFPI).

What is the starting salary for a Garda?

Payscale (1st January 2019 rates) Salary Scale €30,296 – €52,482. Other allowances may apply, as may overtime. For more detailed information visit www.garda.ie or www.publicjobs.ie or www.careersportal.ie.

Can Gardai have beards?

Rank and file gardai have passed a motion asking to be allowed have beards while on duty. The GRA conference heard arguments in favour of beards, such as for people who have skin conditions irritated by shaving, as well as for personal reasons.

Is it hard to get into the Gardai?

Unfortunately, it is not easy to become a member of An Garda Síochána. To do this, you must prove yourself by navigating through a rigorous selection process. This process will not be made any easier by the vast numbers of people who will be applying for the recruitment campaign.

What is the age limit to join the Garda?

between 18 and 60 yearsPersons wishing to join the Garda Reserve must be between 18 and 60 years when they commence the prescribed training.

How do I join the Gardai?

How do I join An Garda Síochána? The Public Appointments Service (PAS) manages the application process and the initial selection stages of the campaign on behalf of the Garda Commissioner. To register your interest you must have a “User Account” on http://www.publicjobs.ie.

How many days holidays do Garda get?

A member of the Force of Garda rank is entitled to 104 rest days and 34 other free days (annual leave) per year, excluding absences through illness or by way of special leave, e.g. sympathetic leave, transfer leave. A Garda therefore, works 227 days (1,816 hours) (of 8hrs shifts or equivalent) per annum.

How much does a guard earn in Ireland?

The incremental scale rises to €48,754 per annum after 8 years with two further increments after 13 and 19 years’ service which bring the maximum of the pay scale to €52,482 per annum after 19 years (1st January, 2019 rates). Other allowances may also be payable, including for unsocial hours, as may overtime.

What qualifications do I need to be a Garda in Ireland?

(1) Be of good character. physically and mentally to perform the duties of a member of the Service. (3) Have passed a Physical Competence Test. (4) Be 18 years of age but not yet 35 years of age on midnight of the 6th June 2018, therefore you must have been born between 7th June 1983 and 6th June 2000.

Can you have tattoos in the Garda?

The current Garda dress code states that tattoos on the face or visible above the collar are not permitted. The Garda Press Office have said that this policy is in place to maintain a professional image throughout the force.

What should I wear to a Garda interview?

Looking Your Best. It is a given that most interviewers will expect a man to wear a suit and tie, and a woman to wear business attire to the interview. You may look good wearing nice casual slacks, but you will look even better to the Panel if you wear business attire. You want to project a professional image.

How many hours does a Garda work?

40 hoursIt would be even more hours if they weren’t at the top end of the pay scale. However, while the average working week for a garda works out at 40 hours per week, the actual working pattern for a garda working on a regular unit is six days on and four days off.

What is the salary of a garda sergeant?

Pay scales for members of the force range from €25,745 to €45,793 for a garda; €46,229 to €53,119 for a sergeant; €53,404 to €59,178 for an inspector; €72,841 to €84,909 for a superintendent; and a chief superintendents enjoying a salary range of €87,259 to €104,457.