The flurry of campaigning by the Garda Representative Association (GRA) on behalf of its new entrants includes the claim that of the recruits qualified since 2014 (the first since the five-year embargo), three have already resigned as a result of the cuts. This seems extraordinary given that there were about 30 applicants for each post, with a stated starting salary of €23,171. But this week, according to the GRA, a fourth has given up.
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