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Garda Recruitment 2022/2023

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  • Posts: 18,752 ✭✭✭✭ [Deleted User]


    I don't fancy your chances tbh, AGS have already had two cases brought against them for age discrimination. They lost and the two men were awarded damages, they were not recruited.

    AGS are now appealing that decision.



  • Registered Users Posts: 481 ✭✭ laoisgem


    I'd agree with this tbh. Could it not be argued that you had the previous 17 years to apply but didn't and yes I know that they don't recruit every year but seriously, waiting until your on the verge of the age limit is a gamble.



  • Posts: 18,752 ✭✭✭✭ [Deleted User]


    And there was no recruitment for 5 years, so a reduction in recruitment over covid won't make any difference either.



  • Registered Users Posts: 243 ✭✭ Stripeyman


    Genuine question: If it's something you've always wanted to do, why have you waited until you've surpassed the age limit to apply?



  • Registered Users Posts: 248 ✭✭ Hyneser03


    Hi all great to see they are recruiting again just looking for opinions folks. So I’m Garda reserve a year now love it great opportunity have been flat out every weekend. Always wanted to join full time and doing the reserves as defiantly make me wanted it more. The thing is I have started a new job there a few months ago as a postman and love it to don’t know what to do, stay as a full time postman and reserve Garda or leave an post and join the guards full time ? Any advice folks thanks.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 371 ✭✭ stiimpreza1984


    I'd say way up both jobs the pros and cons and take in job satisfaction, pensions in both, pay, conditions etc. Do what you feel will make you happy. I'm a member a few years now. Each day is different...no paperwork in An Post. You get to meet new people and have a chat...but for me I'd like to think I make a difference as a member for the public when people need us the most. Tough decision for you best of luck.



  • Registered Users Posts: 901 ✭✭✭ Lion Killer


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  • Registered Users Posts: 248 ✭✭ Hyneser03


    Well lad thanks for that ya I’ll have to think of both like doing the reserves the last year I have seen a lot of stuff and It hasn’t turned me of the guards. The post is good to love it also yes both have pros and cons I might just apply for full time guards and if I pass stages and get accepted will make my decision then 😂 where are you stationed if ya don’t mine me asking ?



  • Registered Users Posts: 6 yellowbelly1980


    Does anybody know if you resign from the guards is it possible to get back in? A friend of mine if gone about 4 years now and is looking at coming back. In two minds to whether to apply for this campaign to be safe.



  • Posts: 18,752 ✭✭✭✭ [Deleted User]


    There have been people that have resigned and been taken back in. I would think it's in an individual basis, how long they are out etc.

    Do you mean your friend is thinking about applying again? Why would they do that? It doesn't make sense.

    Depends on why they resigned also.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 6 yellowbelly1980


    Had moved abroad with family with no plan of returning full time but that's changed. He'd apply again if there was no way of getting back in without going through the process again.



  • Posts: 18,752 ✭✭✭✭ [Deleted User]


    He should get onto HR



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,982 ✭✭✭ VonLuck


    I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask but does anyone know of people who have left careers in more well paying jobs or jobs that are seen as more "prestigious" to join the Gardaí? It's a career that's always interested me but it'd be a big step down in salary not to mention general lifestyle as a result.

    This would be my last chance to join based on my age and I wanted to try the reserves first before taking the leap but the opportunity never came up.



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,185 ✭✭✭ pah


    Make sure you do your research.

    Resignations are at an all time high in AGS. Pension entitlements for new recruits are not as good as they once were. Look at the salary scale and work it out up to the age of 60 compared to your current role.

    What's your motivation to join, family commitments etc...

    It's not all about money of course but it is important.



  • Registered Users Posts: 371 ✭✭ stiimpreza1984


    S.I. No. 470/2013 - Garda Síochána (Admissions and Appointments) Regulations 2013. Regulation 10 of the above. Former members can apply through HRM.




  • Registered Users Posts: 282 ✭✭ Rmgblue


    What do you mean by prestigous? Financially - There’s a scale and it’s the same scale for everyone. If you have education behind you you may skip a scale or two if the qualification lends its self to the job. But other than that it’s damn hard work and long days for an average pay. Overtime is not always available and don’t forget 40 hours OT is a 5 week month for joe soap. You’ll earn your money. Sometimes it feels like the private sector forget those overtime hours are spent away from family, friends and life. It’s not always voluntary either. Court on you days off or getting a messy call 10 mins before your shift ends. I’d think long and hard



  • Registered Users Posts: 468 ✭✭ Willie Stroker 1976


    Is there anyway to find out the total number of applicantions for the recruitment that just closed last week?



  • Registered Users Posts: 82 ✭✭ Physeter


    How is everyone feeling?

    I'm sure we're all keeping an eye on our public jobs message boxes. Judging by the pace of things at this stage I'd say we're in for a slow turnaround overall.



  • Registered Users Posts: 82 ✭✭ Physeter


    I'd say the best we can hope for is some report somewhere between now and when tests kick off. The number is bound to be big, and they'll be keen to make that known in order to manage expectations.



  • Registered Users Posts: 468 ✭✭ Willie Stroker 1976


    I heard prior to it opening they were expecting massive numbers of applications, but in the week or two prior to the closing date, lots of advertising on radio and tv, open days in local towns promoting the recruitment, making me wonder if they didn’t receive what they anticipated and pushed it harder, definitely be interesting to see a total number, thanks for the reply



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  • Registered Users Posts: 82 ✭✭ Physeter


    That's interesting. They were definitely pushing it hard alright. Hopefully you're right, better for the rest of us!



  • Registered Users Posts: 23 Ditser


    Has anyone heard anything back yet? It closed last week so I assummed we'd gear something this week????



  • Registered Users Posts: 82 ✭✭ Physeter


    As of this morning, nothing in my publicjobs inbox.



  • Registered Users Posts: 468 ✭✭ Willie Stroker 1976


    Just got an message on public jobs there about stage 1. Sure you will all get it shortly if you haven’t yet



  • Registered Users Posts: 2 bluelou47


    Got a message on public jobs this morning for stage 1, says it’ll be mid/late April for stage 1 testing. Best of luck to everyone!



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  • Registered Users Posts: 213 ✭✭ leheaven


    Got a text today to check my publicjobs account. Stage one assessments start next month!

    How are people getting on training?



  • Registered Users Posts: 2 bluelou47


    Was thinking about buying that career services stage 1 course. Not sure tho, what’s everyone else thinking?



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  • Registered Users Posts: 468 ✭✭ Willie Stroker 1976


    Appreciate the insight, my own partner is in the job coming up to 3 years and has similar views to yours. I’m surprised my partner is still in the job to be honest cause if i’m honest it sounds like it has more cons than pros. Still dying to go for it myself though as I feel if i dont, i’ll always regret it. Ps. I’m currently 7 years into a good secure job with a decent salary and in a job where i’ve had 4 promotions. So I’m taking 1 hell of a gamble myself



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