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Female Gardai —— Close to 33% Force

Writing in the Sunday Independent on 7th April, Jim Cusack reminds us that Female Garda numbers are currently 3,360 and are close to 33% of the Garda force.  It looks like they may reach the one-third level as  close on 1,500 Gardai plan early retirements in advance of the Government implementing further pension-cuts. Read the […]

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Fears in 1975 – Women Gardai taken Senior Roles

Noel Baker in the Irish Examiner 31st December, 2012 gives an account of the Garda conerns in the mid 1970s: A 1975 file on anti-discrimination legislation regarding working women claims Garda morale could “collapse” were woman allowed in senior roles, and queried whether they should wear slacks in the midst of a “male force”. An […]

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