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Latest Figures Show 40 Per Cent Of Garda Applicants Are Female

Jonathan Byrne
Jonathan Byrne

01:05 8 Mar 2022

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The new figures show an increase in female applicants. 

An Garda Síochána has released figures surrounding those joining the force lately.

40 per cent of applicants are women, in comparison to 28 per cent who make up the workforce currently.

The added interest comes ahead of the International Association of Women in Policing conference today.

An Garda Síochána is hosting the event, with more than 200 Police delegates from over 60 countries in attendance.

Speaking on the increased uptake of female gardaí, Commissioner Drew Harris says they're trying to strike a gender balance.

"Strength in a team comes through diversity," Harris said.

"That strength also comes from bringing skills and a range of thinking to what are very difficult and complex problems."

"All these are important around public confidence and also our success as an organisation."

"We want to see more women join and we want to see more women from ethnic minorities join as well."

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