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118cmal

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Na Gardaí
« on: November 24, 2008, 03:22:48 PM »
I am in final year of college at the moment and I am seriously considering training to be a Garda.  I am from the north, however, so I don't know anyone who has recently trained.  I tried to register my interest at publicjobs.ie but cannot since I don't have a PPs number! 

Can anyone advise how long it normally takes to train and how often recruitment takes place?  Also, is it hard to get in?

In addition, if anyone who is a Garda could give me any advice that would be great.

Thanks in advance

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Re: Na Gardaí
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2008, 03:41:13 PM »
did you try e-mailing them;

appointments@garda.ie
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« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2008, 03:48:17 PM »
Thanks juice, missed that, I'll do it now.

Would still like to hear from any Gardaí or anyone familiar with the application process though if possible!

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« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2008, 03:58:28 PM »
Don't know much about the application process but have a mate from Fermanagh who finished training about two years ago around the same time another mate was passing out at Garnerville. Got the impression it was handier all round to get through the Garda training.

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« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2008, 04:33:13 PM »
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« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2008, 04:56:18 PM »
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« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2008, 05:14:13 PM »
Got the impression it was handier all round to get through the Garda training.
Does that mean the PSNI has better trained officers?

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« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2008, 05:25:05 PM »
Got the impression it was handier all round to get through the Garda training.
Does that mean the PSNI has better trained officers?

Dunno, they maybe have their own specialties. From what I understand the PSNI spend more time on human rights and physical fitness. The Garda might spend more time on learning how to solve crime - no bad thing in a police officer.

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« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2008, 05:30:04 PM »
Ring Pillar in Fitzgibbon Street and ask him to fix you up. You will be able to get in free to all the games in Croker and you might even get to manage the Dubs.  If you are only into Club Football and like a bit of a shindig every weekend then Laois club football is for you in which case ring Darren Rooney.  If hurling is your only man then Eddie (Speedy) Brennan from the Cat's is in Portlaoise and he might get you fixed up in Kilkenny.  Fail to live up to the Cat's standards and you are on your way to the Innishowen Peninsula without as much as a warning so that one may not be a good option.

If you click on this link I think you will find the info you require: http://www.kilroyscollege.ie/course.php?courseid=31&ad=53&gclid=CJ2apYyrjpcCFQ2IMAodIAir8Q

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« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2008, 05:33:35 PM »
Got the impression it was handier all round to get through the Garda training.
Does that mean the PSNI has better trained officers?

Dunno, they maybe have their own specialties. From what I understand the PSNI spend more time on human rights and physical fitness. The Garda might spend more time on learning how to solve crime - no bad thing in a police officer.
I'd say given NI's history, and the current immigration, an emphasis on Human Rights is pretty appropriate.

Funny that you mention physical finess - have you ever seen a fat PSNI officer? Some of the Gardai are a disgrace - does physical fitness cease to become an issue once you qualify? Surely it should be as much part of a job appraisal as any other competence?

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« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2008, 05:57:03 PM »
I was as close to becoming a Garda as can be,I done the aptitude test,interviews and medical and had a date to start in Templemore
I decided against it in the end and took a apprenticeship which I have never regretted thank God
Pm me if you want advice 118cmal as most of my family and in laws are in the Guards and I would be able find out a lot of info for you
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Re: Na Gardaí
« Reply #11 on: November 24, 2008, 06:52:47 PM »
I am in final year of college at the moment and I am seriously considering training to be a Garda.  I am from the north, however, so I don't know anyone who has recently trained.  I tried to register my interest at publicjobs.ie but cannot since I don't have a PPs number! 

Can anyone advise how long it normally takes to train and how often recruitment takes place?  Also, is it hard to get in?

In addition, if anyone who is a Garda could give me any advice that would be great.

Thanks in advance


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For Gods sake try something else especially just out of college. Go Backpacking
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« Reply #12 on: January 25, 2013, 10:51:48 PM »
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« Reply #13 on: January 25, 2013, 10:53:15 PM »
Sky have confirmed it.

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« Reply #14 on: January 25, 2013, 11:03:40 PM »
Hardy's the man to question here.
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