Clare GRA Rep Warns Of Shortfall Of Gardaí If Pace Of Recruitment Isn’t Stepped Up

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Clare’s GRA representative is warning that the county could face a shortfall in Gardaí, if steps aren’t taken to ensure recruitment targets are met.

The Garda Representative Association is warning the Government will only reach a quarter of its Garda recruitment targets this year, due to the levels of resignations in the force.

The body representing rank and file Gardaí says poor pay and conditions are to blame; issues that’ll be highlighted at the union’s annual conference, which is underway in Westport today.

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Clare representative, Garda Paul Crowley has been telling Clare FM’s Fiona Cahill that an increasing number of Gardaí are retiring earlier in this county and elsewhere and now is the time to take steps to mitigate the emerging issue.

Listen back to the full interview here: