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Written Answers - Garda Strength

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 754 No. 3

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 380.  Deputy Pádraig Mac Lochlainn Information on Pádraig MacLochlainn Zoom on Pádraig MacLochlainn  asked the Minister for Justice and Equality Information on Alan Shatter Zoom on Alan Shatter  the number of gardaí that have availed of the early retirement scheme in County Donegal and their rank. [6681/12]

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Alan Shatter): Information on Alan Shatter Zoom on Alan Shatter Members of An Garda Síochána who joined the force prior to 1 April 2004 may retire once they have served at least 30 years and they have reached 50 years of age. Members of An Garda Síochána who joined the Force on or after 1 April 2004 may retire once they have served at least 30 years and have reached 55 years of age. In both cases members must retire once they reach 60 years of age.

Members can avail of a Cost Neutral Early Retirement (CNER) Scheme under certain conditions.

I have been informed by the Commissioner that for the period 1 January 2012 to 29 February 2012, 1 Superintendent, 5 Sergeants and 4 Gardaí who have met the statutory requirements outlined above, will retire from the Force from the Donegal Division. I have been informed by the Garda Commissioner that no members availed of the CNER scheme in the Donegal Garda Division.


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