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|An Garda Síochána|
Shield o An Garda Síochána
|Motto||Wirkin wi Communities tae Pertect an Ser (Ag obair le Pobail chun iad a chosaint agus chun freastal orthu)[a]|
|Formed||22 Februar, 1922|
13,977 sworn members
3,164 civilian staff
|Annual budget||€1.426 billion (2015)|
|Legal personality||Non govrenment: government agency|
|Naitional agency||Republic o Ireland|
|An Garda Síochána aurie o jurisdiction in daurk blue|
|Heidquarters||Garda Heidquarters, Phoenix Park, Dublin|
|Officers||14,443 incl. 466 reserves (2019)|
|Elected officer responsible||Charles Flanagan (TD), Meenister fur Justice an Equality|
|Agency executive||Drew Harris, Garda Commissioner|
Dublin Metropolitan Region (DMR)
|Boats||Garda Watter Unit|
1 fixed-wing surveillance aircraft
|Canines||Garda Dug Unit|
|Horses||Garda Muntit Unit|
|^ "Wirkin wi Communities tae Pertect an Ser" is descrived as mission statement raither than formal motto|
An Garda Síochána (Erse pronunciation: [ən ˈɡaːrd̪ə ˈʃiːxaːn̪ˠə] ( listen); meanin "the Gairdian o the Peace"), mair commonly referred to as the Gardaí ([ˈɡaːɾˠd̪ˠiː] "Gairdians") or "the Gairds", is the polis service o the Republic o Ireland. The service is heidit by the Garda Commissioner thit is appyntit by the Erse Govrenment. Its heidquarters are in Dublin's Phoenix Park.
- McNiffe, Liam (1997). A History of the Garda Síochána. Dublin: Wolfhound Press. p. 11. ISBN 0-86327-581-8.
The Provisional Government of the Irish Free State set up a committee to organise a new police force. The committee first met in the Gresham Hotel, Dublin, on Thursday, 9 February 1922 … … ...The first recruit was officially attested on 21 February 1922 and he had been joined by ninety-eight others by the end of that month
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- "Part IV Estimates for Public Services 2015 – Incorporating Summary Public Capital Programme (Table 1)" (PDF). Budget 2015. Department of Finance. p. 142.
- "2011 Census: Ireland's population stands at 4,588,252". Politics.ie. 29 Mairch 2012. Archived frae the original on 17 August 2016. Retrieved 4 August 2016.
- "The reasons for the selection of Garda Stations to be closed". Dept of Justice and Equality. Retrieved 26 Juin 2015.
- "Department of Justice and Equality | Garda Transport Data". Kildare Street. 2 Mairch 2017. Retrieved 27 October 2017.
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