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Garda HR Directorate

Athlumney HouseThe Directorate is responsible for most of the administrative and transactional HR functions for all Garda members and Garda staff. Among the HR functions administered in Athlumney House are pay & pensions; sick leave and other leave schemes; records, data protection and file management; and administration and statistics. In addition, the HR Directorate plays a leading role in other civilian HR matters such as resource management, discipline and industrial relations. 

The Garda Commissioner is the appropriate authority for Garda staff. Apart from the administrative support duties in Garda Stations and offices, Garda staff are involved in the provision of essential roles in a wide range of managerial, professional, technical and industrial functions. Civilianisation has also enabled the establishment or expansion of some vital services which are wholly or largely provided by Garda staff – including the Garda National Immigration Bureau, the Garda Information Services Centre, the Garda Central Vetting Unit, the Fixed Charge Processing Office and the Communications Centre.

Garda and Garda Staff Numbers

The Garda strength as at 31 December 2022 stood at 14,133 (13,880 WTE) and the Garda staff strength as at 31 December 2022 stood at 3,332 (3,125.6 WTE). A full breakdown by rank and grade is outlined under the tables 'Garda Numbers' and 'Garda Staff Numbers'. 

• Work continues on resourcing additional and new Garda staff posts based upon prior sanctions for recruitment received from the Policing Authority.

• The Workforce Plan is continuing to be refined and revised in consultation with the Policing Authority and Departments of Justice and Equality and Public Expenditure & Reform who are anxious to ensure the visibility of the Garda Reassignment Initiative and progress on the workforce modernisation agenda.

Please note the footnotes on each table which identify that the information provided is reflective of that information available to the Garda HR Directorate at a point in time and may vary due to operational requirements. Consequently, please be aware that figures provided are current as of the table's date and ARE PROVISIONAL FIGURES AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

Garda numbers as on the 31 December 2022
RANK END OF LAST MONTH ATTESTED CAREER BREAK - END CAREER BREAK - START RETIREMENTS ETC.  NET CHANGE (includes all movement including promotions etc.) TOTAL AT END OF MONTH
Commissioner 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Deputy Commissioner 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
Assistant Commissioner 8 0 0 0 0 0 8
Chief Superintendent 46 1 0 0 1 0 46
Superintendent 168 0 0 0 1 -1 167
Inspector 466 0 0 0 1 -1 465
Sergeant 2,074 0 0 0 6 -1 2,073
Garda 11,411 0 0 0 35 -40 11,371
Total 14,176 1 0 0 44 -43 14,133
Of which
Career Breaks (incl ICB*) 54
Work-Sharing** 42
Secondments (Overseas etc) 53
Maternity Leave 51
Unpaid Maternity Leave 42
Paternity Leave 11
Available Strength on 31/12/22 13,880

* ICB - Incentivised Career Break

**Equates to 84 full time members

Garda Staff as at 31 December 2022
Total WTE
Professional/Technical 57 56.2
Administrative 2,932 2,848.1
Industrial/Non-Industrial 343 221.3
TOTAL (whole-time equivalent)

3,332

3,125.6

# Figures provided are current as of the above dates and ARE PROVISIONAL FIGURES AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

Garda Numbers by Division as on 31 December 2022
Dublin Metropolitan Region (DMR) Divisions
                        Comm D/Com A/Com C/Supt Supt Insp Sergt Gda Total
DMR Office 0 0 1 1 2 1 3 2 10
EAST 0 0 0 1 3 11 45 307 367
NORTH 0 0 0 1 5 24 94 643 767
NORTH CENTRAL 0 0 0 1 4 21 97 516 639
SOUTH  0 0 0 1 3 21 68 456 549
SOUTH CENTRAL 0 0 0 1 6 22 90 561 680
DMR ROADS POLICING 0 0 0 1 1 3 9 75 89
WESTERN 0 0 0 1 5 22 91 602 721
TOTAL 0 0 1 8 29 125 497 3,162 3,822
Of which Detective total 0 0 0 0 11 26 75 331 443
Of which Uniform total 0 0 1 8 18 99 422 2,831 3,379
Divisions other than DMR as on 31 December 2022
Comm D/Comm A/Comm C/Supt Supt Insp Sergt Gda Total
CAVAN/
MONAGHAN
0 0 0 2 4 9 56 306 377
CLARE 0 0 0 1 2 10 58 234 306
CORK CITY 0 0 1 1 6 20 103 578 709
CORK NORTH 0 0 0 0 2 9 48 274 333
CORK WEST 0 0 0 1 3 9 46 230 289
DONEGAL 0 0 0 0 4 7 54 374 439
GALWAY 0 0 1 1 6 23 92 495 618
KERRY 0 0 0 1 3 12 51 278 345
KILDARE 0 0 0 0 3 11 65 358 437
KILKENNY/
CARLOW
0 0 1 1 5 11 44 263 325
LAOIS/OFFALY 0 0 0 1 3 10 62 302 378
LIMERICK 0 0 0 1 6 17 83 487 594
LOUTH 0 0 0 0 2 13 55 333 403

MAYO/ROSCOMMON/

LONGFORD

0 0 0 2 7 21 106 480 616
MEATH 0 0 0 1 4 11 42 258 316
ROSCOMMON/
LONGFORD
Amalgamated with Mayo
SLIGO/
LEITRIM
0 0 0 1 3 10 52 226 292
TIPPERARY 0 0 0 1 5 11 59 316 391
WATERFORD 0 0 0 1 3 13 49 313 379
WESTMEATH 0 0 0 0 2 8 39 205 254
WEXFORD 0 0 0 1 3 11 46 281 342
WICKLOW 0 0 0 0 3 10 42 253 308
TOTAL 0 0 3 17 79 255 1,253 6,844 8,451
Of which Detective total 0 0 0 0 12 39 152 697 900

Of which
Uniform total

0 0 3 17 67 216 1,101 6,147 7,551
Specialist Units (Includes HQ, Phoenix Park, HQ, Harcourt Square, Garda College, Vetting Bureau, Immigration Bureau etc) as on 31 December 2022
Comm D/Comm A/Comm C/Supt Supt Insp Sergt Gda Total
TOTAL 1 2 4 21 59 85 323 1,365 1,860
Of which Detective total 0 0 0 11 31 35 165 816 1,058
Of which Uniform total 1 2 4 10 28 50 158 549 802
TOTAL STRENGTH OF AN GARDA SÍOCHÁNA 14,133
Of which Detective total 2,401
Of which Uniform total

11,732

Garda Numbers by Station

Garda Reserve Numbers by Station

(A small number of Stations currently have no Garda member assigned to it, the service is provided to these stations by the Community / District Headquarters Station)

Legend: Comm = Commissioner, D/Comm = Deputy Commissioner, A/Comm = Assistant Commissioner, C/Supt = Chief Superintendent, Supt. = Superintendent, Insp. = Inspector, Sergt. = Sergeant, Gda = Garda.

Figures provided are current as of the above date and ARE PROVISIONAL FIGURES AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

The numbers provided above may vary based on current operational needs identified by local management.

Garda Staff as on 31 December 2022
Professional/Technical Administrative Industrial
Head of legal Affairs (Director level post) 1 Chief Administrative Officer 1 General Operative 11
Senior Solicitor 1

Executive Director HR & People Development

1 Electrician 0
Solicitor 1

Executive Director Finance

1 Carpenter 1
Legal Professional 6

Chief Information Officer

1 Charge Hand 1
Chief Medical Officer 1 Executive Director Strategy and Transformation 1 Plumber 1
Assistant Chief Medical Officer 1 Executive Director Legal & Compliance 1 Traffic Warden 1
Occupational Health Physician 0 Director of IT 1
Principal Psychologist 1 Director of Communications 1
Nurse 1 Driver 12
Head of Training and Development 0 Store Man 4
Teacher 15 Principal Officer* 28 Store Officer 1
Professional Accountant Grade 1 4 Assistant Principal** 69 Groom 2
Professional Accountant Grade II 5 Higher Executive Officer*** 206 Catering Staff 22
Professional Accountant Grade III 0 Administrative Officer 25
Industrial sub-total
56
Forensic Accountant Grade II 1
Researcher 3 Executive Officer**** 719
Photographer 2 Clerical Officers 1,877
Cartographer 1 Non-Industrial
Examiner of Maps 1 Superintendent of Cleaners 2
Telecoms Technician 10 Cleaners 223
Engineer Grade 1 0 Service Attendant 53
Engineer Grade 2 2 Seasonal Cleaner 2
Technical Supervisor 0 Service Officer 7
Non-Industrial sub-total 287
Sub-Total 57 2,932 344
GRAND TOTAL AVAILABLE: 3,332 ( Whole-time equivalent 3,1256)

* Includes 1 Head of Analysis Service (Currently vacant)
** Includes 2 Deputy Head of Analysis Service
*** Includes 26 Senior Crime & Policing Analysts.
**** Includes 8 Crime & Policing Analysts

Figures provided are current as of the above date and ARE PROVISIONAL FIGURES AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

Garda Strength by Gender as on 31 December 2022

Rank Strength Male Female
Commissioner 1 1 0
Deputy Commissioner 2 0 2
Assistant Commissioner 8 4 4
Chief Superintendent 46 38 8
Superintendent 167 140 27
Inspector 465 376 89
Sergeant 2,073 1,569 504
Garda 11,371 8,019 3,352
TOTAL 14,133 10,147 3,986
Of which   Male Female
Career Breaks (incl. ICB) 52 35 19
Work-sharing* 42 1.5

40.5

Secondments (Overseas etc.) 53 34 19
Maternity Leave 41 0 51
Unpaid Maternity Leave 42 0 42
Paternity Leave 11 11 0
Available Strength 31/12/22 13,880 10,065.5 3,814.5

*Equates to 84 Full-time members.

Figures provided are current as of the above date and ARE PROVISIONAL FIGURES AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Garda Staff by Gender as on the 31 December 2022

   Total WTE** Male Female
Professional / Technical 57 56.2 33 24
Administrative * 2,932 2,848.1 793 2,138
Industrial / Non-Industrial 343 221.3 111 232
Total 3,332 3,125.6 937 2,394

* Civil service grades and other administrative posts

** Whole time equivalent - Garda staff work on a number of different work-sharing patterns.

*** Work-sharing figure excludes Industrial & Non-Industrial staff. Many of these positions are part-time.

Garda Staff - Civil Service Grades
Grade Total WTE Male Female
CAO 1 1 1 0
Executive Director 4 4 2 2
Director 2 2 2 0
Principal Officer  28 28 15 13
Assistant Principal 69 68.5 31 38

Higher Executive Officer

206 204.6 86 120

Administrative Officer

25 25 12 13
Executive Officer 719 710.6 190 529
Clerical Officer 1,877 1,803.4 455 1,421
Total 2,932 2,848.1 793 2,138

Garda staff numbers by role - Gender Breakdown

The Gender Pay Gap Information Act 2021 (and related Regulations) provides a statutory basis for reporting on the gender pay gap in Ireland. There is a requirement for organisations with greater than 250 employees to identify a snapshot date in June 2022 to report on the hourly gender pay gap across a range of metrics and to ensure that this is published by end of December 2022. This will be the first time that An Garda Síochána has carried out this analysis and we will be required to continue to report on this matter going forward on an annual basis. 

The gender pay gap is the difference in average gross hourly pay of women when compared to men expressed as a percentage of men’s pay. Taking this approach enables organisations to understand if women are represented evenly across an organisation. The Gender pay gap should not be confused with equal pay which provides for assessment of pay for employees undertaking the same or similar roles or work of equal value. It is prohibited by Irish equality legislation to discriminate on the basis of pay because of gender.

An Garda Síochána Gender Pay Gap Report 2022