Garda college will not close

Templemore Garda College will continue to serve Templemore, North Tipperary and the ranks of An Garda Síochana long into the future, according to Minister of State Alan Kelly.

Templemore Garda College will continue to serve Templemore, North Tipperary and the ranks of An Garda Síochana long into the future, according to Minister of State Alan Kelly.

Speaking at the graduation of the final class of Garda reserves, Minister Kelly has received a reassurance from the Minister for Justice that Templemore Garda College still has a bright future despite the lack of Garda recruitment.

“Contrary to some recent reports, there is simply no question that this college is going to close down due to lack of Garda recruitment. They also provides a huge variety of training to members of every rank – and that work will continue. This college is and will remain an integral part of the institutions of the Garda Force nationally,” stated Minister Kelly.