16 trainee Gardai are on their way to the northwest region of the country.
Yesterday, An Garda Siochana attested 140 Gardai trainees and Garda reserves to support the policing of level 5 Covid restrictions.
This includes 71 Garda members and 69 Garda reserves.
The 71 new members commenced their Garda training last May, during the pandemic, and have undertaken a blend of online learning, on-site learning at the Garda college and training in Garda stations.
16 of the new Garda members will be stationed across the northwest, along with 12 of the Garda reserves.
Commissioner Drew Harris says the newly-attested members and reserves will be involved in community policing, crime detection and prevention, and policing of public health regulations.