There will be an extra 800 Gardaí recruited to the force next year, Minister for Public Expenditure Michael McGrath has confirmed.
McGrath outlined a number of measures for Gardaí as part of Budget 2022, along with Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe.
Additionally, there will be an extra 400 Garda civilian staff recruited next year. McGrath said these additional members show a commitment towards visible policing in both rural and urban areas.
€28.1 million will be put towards bringing in these 1,200 new employees.
McGrath said there will be more funding to help “give An Garda Síochána the tools they need to help victims and punish those responsible”.
He further said there will be extra funding to progress a modernisation programme for the courts system and improvements in the prison service.
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