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Written Answers. - Garda Recruitment.

Wednesday, 6 February 2002

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 547 No. 4

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 179. Mr. Timmins Information on Billy Timmins Zoom on Billy Timmins  asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform Information on John O'Donoghue Zoom on John O'Donoghue  the situation regarding an application by a person (details supplied) in County Wicklow to join An Garda Síochána; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3776/02]

 184. Mr. Timmins Information on Billy Timmins Zoom on Billy Timmins  asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform Information on John O'Donoghue Zoom on John O'Donoghue  the situation regarding an application to join An Garda Síochána by a person (details supplied) in County Wicklow; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3826/02]

Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform (Mr. O'Donoghue): Information on John O'Donoghue Zoom on John O'Donoghue I propose to take Questions Nos. 179 and 184 together.

As Minister, I have no direct function in relation to the selection process of Garda Síochána trainees. Recruitment into the Garda Síochána is by way of open competition conducted by [1634] the Office of the Civil Service and Local Appointments Commissioners. If the applicant wishes to clarify his position, he should contact that office.

 180. Mr. Timmins Information on Billy Timmins Zoom on Billy Timmins  asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform Information on John O'Donoghue Zoom on John O'Donoghue  the instructions which were issued to applicants who successfully undertook the last Garda entrance exam; when the persons on this list will be called to join the force; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3777/02]

 185. Mr. Timmins Information on Billy Timmins Zoom on Billy Timmins  asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform Information on John O'Donoghue Zoom on John O'Donoghue  the instructions which were issued to applicants who successfully undertook the last Garda entrance examination; when the persons on this list will be called to join the Force; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3827/02]

Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform (Mr. O'Donoghue): Information on John O'Donoghue Zoom on John O'Donoghue I propose to take Questions Nos. 180 and 185 together.

As Minister, I have no direct function in relation to the selection process of Garda Síochána trainees. Recruitment into the Garda Síochána is by way of open competition conducted by the Office of the Civil Service and Local Appointments Commissioners.


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