TWELVE new gardaí have been allocated to three Cork stations after yesterday’s graduation ceremony in Templemore.
The 12 are among 207 who graduated yesterday, watched by Garda Commissioner Drew Harris and the Minister for Justice, Charlie Flanagan.
Five of the gardaí are bound for Gurranabraher and another five are allocated to Midleton. The remaining two are taking up duties in the city centre, to be based in Anglesea Street.
There will be two other graduations this year, with just over 600 new gardaí to be attested.
A Department of Justice spokesman said there will be 600 civilians recruited into the force this year. They include civilian staff for the control room in Anglesea Street. Mr Flanagan said: “It is always a welcome sight to see new recruits entering the Garda organisation. It is reassuring the Garda Síochána continues to attract, as it has since the foundation of the State, people of the highest calibre.”