Councillor Pat McCartan welcomes new garda recruits – five year embargo ends

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Dublin 2                                                                                 Cllr. Paddy McCartan

Ireland                                                                                  Pembroke – South Dock Electoral Area
Tuesday, April 8th 2014

Fine Gael Councillor McCartan has congratulated the 100 Garda recruits who began their training in Templemore yesterday.

“For the first time in five years, 100 new Garda recruits are beginning their training. This marks the end of a five year embargo on new recruits to the force, which was introduced by the last Government.
“The current Government is committed to supporting the Garda force and it is encouraging to see new recruits come to the force – this is another sign of our economic recovery,” Councillor McCartan stated.
“We all rely on the work of our Gardaí and feel more secure in our communities when there is a visible presence of members of the force,” he continued.

“The Minister for Justice, Frances Fitzgerald TD has already done excellent work in reforming the Gardaí. Investment has been made in the Garda fleet and further reform is anticipated in the form of a strengthened Garda Síochana Ombudsman Commission.

“These new recruits represent, I hope, a new era in the strengthening of our Garda force and symbolises the start of a new career for many of our talented and ambitious young people. I wish them all the best in their training and future careers,” the Councillor concluded.

Fine Gael Councillor McCartan has congratulated the 100 Garda recruits who began their training in Templemore yesterday.

“For the first time in five years, 100 new Garda recruits are beginning their training. This marks the end of a five year embargo on new recruits to the force, which was introduced by the last Government.
“The current Government is committed to supporting the Garda force and it is encouraging to see new recruits come to the force – this is another sign of our economic recovery,” Councillor McCartan stated.
“We all rely on the work of our Gardaí and feel more secure in our communities when there is a visible presence of members of the force,” he continued.

“The Minister for Justice, Frances Fitzgerald TD has already done excellent work in reforming the Gardaí. Investment has been made in the Garda fleet and further reform is anticipated in the form of a strengthened Garda Síochana Ombudsman Commission.

“These new recruits represent, I hope, a new era in the strengthening of our Garda force and symbolises the start of a new career for many of our talented and ambitious young people. I wish them all the best in their training and future careers,” the Councillor concluded.