What is Garda in the UK?

People who work for the police service.

What does Garda mean in Irish?

: a police officer in the Republic of Ireland.

Why are the police called Garda in Ireland?

Terminology. The service was originally named the Civic Guard in English, but in 1923 it became An Garda Síochána in both English and Irish. This is usually translated as “the Guardians of the Peace”.

Can I email Garda station?

IT’S been a long time coming but the public will soon have an opportunity to email their local garda. Despite the huge growth of the internet over the past decade, the gardai have never managed to set up public email addresses to cover their 703 stations.

What is the Irish police number?

Call the emergency services by dialling 112 from a mobile or fixed phone line. 112 also works in any EU country and from any phone, free of charge.

Do the Garda carry guns?

Gardaí are routinely unarmed, with only 20-25 per cent qualified to deploy a firearm. Those officers issued with a firearm authorisation card must complete a weapon training course and earn a certificate of competency. Approximately 3,000 officers are authorised in this way to carry small arms.

Can you have tattoos in the Garda?

Gardaí must not have visible face or neck tattoos, men’s hair is to be short above the ear, women’s hair can be collar length or tied up and tucked away under the hat, never over the eyebrows or the face, with no visible buns or ponytails and definitely “no combination of unnatural colours”.

What is the FBI in Ireland?

It is commonly referred to as “Garda”. Some of the core functions of An Garda Síochána include crime prevention, detection and investigation, as well as national security, road security and community policing.

How much do Garda get paid?

The Garda Pay Scale has been subject to significant changes in recent years. It has seen an increase in pay for members by 3% in three years. The first point of the Garda pay scale has increased from €30,296 in January 2019 to €32,921 in September 2022.

Can you text Gardaí?

Yes. The 112 SMS service lets deaf, hard of hearing and speech-impaired people in the Republic of Ireland send an SMS text message* to the Emergency Call Answering Service (ECAS) where it will be passed to An Garda Síochána, the ambulance service, the Fire service, or the Irish Coastguard.

When should I call the Garda?

In an emergency always dial 999/112 You should use this service if a crime or incident is happening now or if anyone is in immediate danger. 999/112 calls have the highest priority and your call will be handled by trained call-takers.