80 new Gardai on the way to north west region

 

319 new members of the gardaí will be sworn into the force in Tipperary later.

Many of the recruits will be required to go back to Templemore after the Covid-19 emergency is over to complete their training.

However, this cohort will have full powers of other members of the force and will be deployed across the country with 80 of them assigned to the north west region.

Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan says it is a necessary measure: