Galway TD raises concerns over ability of gardai to recruit Irish speaking force

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A Galway TD has raised concerns over the Gardaí’s ability to recruit staff competent in Irish.

At a meeting of the County Joint Policing Committee this week, Chief Superintendent of Galway Garda Division, Tom Curley said there hasn’t been a large uptake of Gardaí with Irish, which is required in Gaeltacht areas.

He added that there are a number of vacancies in Connemara such as Carraroe and Letterfrack.

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