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    Registered Users Posts: 15,250 ✭✭✭✭ yourdeadwright


    Two years ago there seemed to be a lot of talk of the age limit being removed for becoming a Gardaí,
    I believe 2 lads actually took cases to court and won 12 grand each over age discrimination


    Just wondering has anyone heard talk of it changing recently ?


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    Two years ago there seemed to be a lot of talk of the age limit being removed for becoming a Gardaí,
    I believe 2 lads actually took cases to court and won 12 grand each over age discrimination


    Just wondering has anyone heard talk of it changing recently ?


    I beleieve this was among the items under review as instructed the policing commisions report.


    As for when or if we are every likely to see a change to that number, hard to say.


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    I think being below a certain age is a not a reasonable requirement to have. There are plenty 45 year old people who are fitter and stronger than 20 year old people and more importantly, more life experience and probably more wise as to how you should approach a difficult situation.


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    I think being below a certain age is a not a reasonable requirement to have. There are plenty 45 year old people who are fitter and stronger than 20 year old people and more importantly, more life experience and probably more wise as to how you should approach a difficult situation.

    Although suitable and really good people do end up in the GS, the recruitment criteria and process has never been designed to maximise getting the most suitable recruits. I remember when the age criteria was 18-26...just (another) inappropriate way to shortlist.


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    Constable1 wrote: »
    Although suitable and really good people do end up in the GS, the recruitment criteria and process has never been designed to maximise getting the most suitable recruits. I remember when the age criteria was 18-26...just (another) inappropriate way to shortlist.

    I’m not sure why any decent person would want to join that organisation these days - to be abused / spat at / assaulted - treated like a nobody as in the government not giving a damn and probably assisting into making police super spreaders by not giving them the jab , lack of resources - top heavy with management , complete oversight as is correct - however - taking forever to investigate complaints - never prosecuting spurious complaints -
    Think twice


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    I’m not sure why any decent person would want to join that organisation these days - to be abused / spat at / assaulted - treated like a nobody as in the government not giving a damn and probably assisting into making police super spreaders by not giving them the jab , lack of resources - top heavy with management , complete oversight as is correct - however - taking forever to investigate complaints - never prosecuting spurious complaints -
    Think twice

    It's not without its flaws, but I'd join in a heartbeat...if I was within the age limit!

    I think it's just something in your psyche...despite all the negatives...that makes certain people want to do the job. More power to them.


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    I’m not sure why any decent person would want to join that organisation these days - to be abused / spat at / assaulted - treated like a nobody as in the government not giving a damn and probably assisting into making police super spreaders by not giving them the jab , lack of resources - top heavy with management , complete oversight as is correct - however - taking forever to investigate complaints - never prosecuting spurious complaints -
    Think twice



    In my younger days I wouldn't have thought twice about it but as I got older I really wouldn't mind doing it can giving back and trying to help the good people of our country ,


    The pay is what would turn me off , I was asking the question for a family member


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    In my younger days I wouldn't have thought twice about it but as I got older I really wouldn't mind doing it can giving back and trying to help the good people of our country ,


    The pay is what would turn me off , I was asking the question for a family member

    The pay is good if your committed - the higher ranks are quite well remunerative


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    I reckon it’s a very, very interesting job that I would have done once upon a time but the pay (compared to the private sector) doesn’t suit me.


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