Garda recruits

  • The Mayo and Roscommon / Longford Garda divisions have seen the smallest number Garda recruits being deployed over the past 5 years.

    New figures in the Irish Times show 18 probationer Gardai were deployed to Mayo and 18 to Roscommon / Longford since 2015 - compared to 50 for the Galway Garda Division, and 1,322 for the 6 Dublin divisions - which was almost half of all recruits.

    The figures show a significant discrepancy in the number of Garda recruits deployed to different parts of the country over the past 5 years.