The Garda Training College in Templemore this week welcomed 125 new students to the college, local TD Deputy Noel Coonan has announced.
He was speaking following the latest passing out parade at the college which was attended by the Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, and the Minister for Justice, Frances Fitzgerald.
Deputy Coonan said the graduation ceremony of the second cohort of students to graduate from a revised training programme since Fine Gael recommenced recruitment was another “red letter day for Templemore”.
“An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, is the first and only Taoiseach to attend a passing out parade in Templemore, and is also the only Taoiseach to ever visit the college.
“The presence of An Taoiseach and the Justice Minister in Templemore reinforces and reiterates Fine Gael’s ongoing commitment to restoring our Garda force, to the continuation of recruitment and to enhancing Templemore’s economy. The college will continue to employ local people and provide meaningful employment, and the students will continue to contribute to our community,” he said.