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Garda HR Directorate

Garda Staff as on 31 December 2023
Professional/TechnicalAdministrativeIndustrial
Head of legal Affairs (Director level post)1Chief Administrative Officer0General Operative11
Senior Solicitor0

Executive Director HR & People Development

1Electrician0
Solicitor0

Executive Director Finance

1Carpenter1
Legal Professional3

Chief Information Officer

1Charge Hand1
Chief Medical Officer1Executive Director Strategy and Transformation1Plumber1
Assistant Chief Medical Officer0Executive Director Legal & Compliance1Traffic Warden1
Occupational Health Physician0Director of IT1
Principal Psychologist1Director of Human Resources1
Nurse3Driver11
Head of Training and Development0Store Man5
Teacher15Principal Officer*27Store Officer1
Professional Accountant Grade 16Assistant Principal**90Groom2
Professional Accountant Grade II10Higher Executive Officer***207Catering Staff23
Professional Accountant Grade III0Administrative Officer18
Industrial sub-total
57
Forensic Accountant Grade II1
Digital Forensic Examiner1Executive Officer****805
Researcher3Clerical Officers1,912
Photographer2Non-Industrial
Cartographer1Superintendent of Cleaners2
Examiner of Maps1Cleaners205
Telecoms Technician9Service Attendant45
Engineer Grade 10Seasonal Cleaner3
Engineer Grade 22Service Officer5
Technical Supervisor0Non-Industrial sub-total260
Sub-Total603,067318
GRAND TOTAL AVAILABLE: 3,444 ( Whole-time equivalent 3,254.5)

* Includes 1 Head of Analysis Service 
** Includes 8 Deputy Head of Analysis Service
*** Includes 27 Senior Crime & Policing Analysts.
**** Includes 28 Crime & Policing Analysts

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

Garda numbers as on the 31 December 2023
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 0 0 0 0 1 47
Superintendent 164 0 0 0 2 4 168
Inspector 475 0 0 0 1 4 479
Sergeant 2,147 0 0 0 6 -18 2,129
Garda 11,039 151 0 0 26 125 11,039
Total 13,882 0 0 0 35 116 13,998
Of which
Career Breaks (incl ICB*) 40
Work-Sharing** 41
Secondments (Overseas etc) 54
Maternity Leave 15
Unpaid Maternity Leave 47
Paternity Leave 9
Available Strength on 31/12/23 13,792

* ICB - Incentivised Career Break

**Equates to 82 full time members

Garda Staff as at 31 December 2023
Total WTE
Professional/Technical 60

59.4

Administrative 3,067 2,988.4
Industrial/Non-Industrial 317 206.8
TOTAL (whole-time equivalent)

3,444

3,254.5

# 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 2023
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 4 13 44 292 354
NORTH 0 0 0 1 6 23 93 656 779
NORTH CENTRAL 0 0 0 1 5 19 95 543 663
SOUTH  0 0 0 1 4 19 68 456 548
SOUTH CENTRAL 0 0 0 1 6 24 91 579 701
DMR ROADS POLICING 0 0 0 1 1 2 9 75 88
WESTERN 0 0 0 1 5 21 89 606 722
TOTAL 0 0 1 8 33 122 492 3,209 3,865
Of which Detective total 0 0 0 0 10 17 66 394 487
Of which Uniform total 0 0 1 8 23 105 426 2,815 3,378
Divisions other than DMR as on 31 December 2023
Comm D/Comm A/Comm C/Supt Supt Insp Sergt Gda Total
CAVAN/
MONAGHAN
0 0 0 2 5 13 55 299 374
CLARE/TIPPERARY 0 0 0 2 6 19 117 530 674
CORK CITY 0 0 1 1 6 19 110 562 699
CORK NORTH 0 0 0 0 3 9 44 266 322
CORK WEST 0 0 0 1 2 11 47 222 283
DONEGAL 0 0 0 0 4 9 60 368 441
GALWAY 0 0 1 1 6 26 93 491 618
KERRY 0 0 0 1 3 13 54 265 336
KILDARE 0 0 0 0 3 11 72 345 431
KILKENNY/
CARLOW
0 0 1 1 5 11 44 250 312
LAOIS/OFFALY 0 0 0 1 4 10 61 295 371
LIMERICK 0 0 0 1 6 20 87 471 585
LOUTH 0 0 0 0 2 11 56 323 392

MAYO/ROSCOMMON/

LONGFORD

0 0 0 2 6 23 109 462 602
MEATH 0 0 0 1 2 10 43 252 308
SLIGO/
LEITRIM
0 0 0 1 2 11 50 213 277
WATERFORD 0 0 0 1 3

14

51 305 374
WESTMEATH 0 0 0 0 3 10 41 198 252
WEXFORD 0 0 0 1 3 12 47 272 335
WICKLOW 0 0 0 0 3 9 40 240 292
TOTAL 0 0 3 17 77 271 1,281 6,629 8,278
Of which Detective total 0 0 0 0 16 37 155 706 914

Of which
Uniform total

0 0 3 17 61 234 1,126 5,923 7,364
Specialist Units (Includes HQ, Phoenix Park, HQ, Harcourt Square, Garda College, Vetting Bureau, Immigration Bureau etc) as on 31 December 2023
Comm D/Comm A/Comm C/Supt Supt Insp Sergt Gda Total
TOTAL 1 2 4 22 58 86 356 1,326 1,855
Of which Detective total 0 0 0 13 33 39 172 753 1,010
Of which Uniform total 1 2 4 9 25 47 184 573 845
TOTAL STRENGTH OF AN GARDA SÍOCHÁNA 13,998
Of which Detective total 2,411
Of which Uniform total

11,587

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 2023
Professional/Technical Administrative Industrial
Head of legal Affairs (Director level post) 1 Chief Administrative Officer 0 General Operative 11
Senior Solicitor 0

Executive Director HR & People Development

1 Electrician 0
Solicitor 0

Executive Director Finance

1 Carpenter 1
Legal Professional 3

Chief Information Officer

1 Charge Hand 1
Chief Medical Officer 1 Executive Director Strategy and Transformation 1 Plumber 1
Assistant Chief Medical Officer 0 Executive Director Legal & Compliance 1 Traffic Warden 1
Occupational Health Physician 0 Director of IT 1
Principal Psychologist 1 Director of Human Resources 1
Nurse 3 Driver 11
Head of Training and Development 0 Store Man 5
Teacher 15 Principal Officer* 27 Store Officer 1
Professional Accountant Grade 1 6 Assistant Principal** 90 Groom 2
Professional Accountant Grade II 10 Higher Executive Officer*** 207 Catering Staff 23
Professional Accountant Grade III 0 Administrative Officer 18
Industrial sub-total
57
Forensic Accountant Grade II 1
Digital Forensic Examiner 1 Executive Officer**** 805
Researcher 3 Clerical Officers 1,912
Photographer 2 Non-Industrial
Cartographer 1 Superintendent of Cleaners 2
Examiner of Maps 1 Cleaners 205
Telecoms Technician 9 Service Attendant 45
Engineer Grade 1 0 Seasonal Cleaner 3
Engineer Grade 2 2 Service Officer 5
Technical Supervisor 0 Non-Industrial sub-total 260
Sub-Total 60 3,067 318
GRAND TOTAL AVAILABLE: 3,444 ( Whole-time equivalent 3,254.5)

* Includes 1 Head of Analysis Service 
** Includes 8 Deputy Head of Analysis Service
*** Includes 27 Senior Crime & Policing Analysts.
**** Includes 28 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 2023

Rank Strength Male Female
Commissioner 1 1 0
Deputy Commissioner 2 0 2
Assistant Commissioner 8 4 4
Chief Superintendent 47 37 10
Superintendent 168 142 26
Inspector 479 378 101
Sergeant 2,129 1,606 523
Garda 11,164 7,851 3,313
TOTAL 13,998 10,019 3,979
Of which   Male Female
Career Breaks (incl. ICB) 40 24 16
Work-sharing* 41 1.5

39.5

Secondments (Overseas etc.) 54 38 16
Maternity Leave 15 0 15
Unpaid Maternity Leave 47 0 47
Paternity Leave 9 9 0
Available Strength 30/11/23 13,792 9,946.5 3,845.5

*Equates to 82 Full-time members, 3 male, 79 female.

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 2023

   Total WTE** Male Female
Professional / Technical 60 59.4 35 25
Administrative * 3,067 2,988.4 871

2,196

Industrial / Non-Industrial 317 206.8 101 216
Total 3,444 3,254.5 1,007

2,437

* 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 0 0 0 0
Executive Director 4 4 1 3
CIO 1 1 1 0
Director 3 3 2 1
Principal Officer  27 27 16 11
Assistant Principal 90 90 39 51

Higher Executive Officer

207 206.4 81 126

Administrative Officer

18 18 10 8
Executive Officer 805 794.9

235

570
Clerical Officer 1,912

1,844.1

487 1,425
Total 3,067 2,988.4 871 2,196

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 to report on the hourly gender pay gap across a range of metrics and to ensure that this is published by end of December. 

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

An Garda Síochána Gender Pay Gap Report 2023