Upper age limit for garda entry to rise ‘significantly’ amid recruitment boost

The current upper age limit of 35 for joining An Garda Síochána will “significantly increase” under radical fresh proposals.

The new age ceiling is thought likely to land between 45 and 50 years as all efforts are made to boost the uniformed ranks.

The force needs additional personnel across a variety of specialist positions, in addition to requiring regular officers for patrol and station purposes.

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