Twelve newly sworn Gardaí assigned to North-Western Region

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Twelve new Gardaí have been assigned to the North-Western Region headquartered in Galway from the class newly sworn this week.

A total of 53 Gardaí were newly attested this week, bringing the total number of new members sworn in this year to date to 370.

Of the new recruits, three quarters were men and one quarter female, and eight were born outside of the state in England, Iraq, Poland, Russia, Mauritius, Kazakstan.

The allocation to the North-Western Region from the latest class was the largest after Dublin (26), with another nine officers going to the Eastern Region, and seven to the South.

The North-Western Region is headquartered at Murrough in Galway City, and includes the Galway, Mayo/Roscommon/Longford, Cavan/Monaghan, and Donegal/Sligo/Leitrim divisions.

The allocation of Probationer Gardaí is initially to Training Garda Stations and also allows for consequential inter-divisional transfers of other members.

A further 26 Garda recruits, who applied through the 2018 recruitment campaign, are currently undergoing the blended training programme at the Garda College.

An Garda Síochána states that a further 872 sworn Garda members had been reassigned to operational duties as of the end of May, as a result of hiring more civilian staff for administrative roles.