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474. Deputy Michael McGrath asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of trainee and fully qualified gardaí, respectively, that have left the force prior to the retirement age in each year since 2014, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12963/19]

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Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): Since the reopening of the Garda College in September 2014, almost 2,600 Garda recruits have been assigned to mainstream duties nationwide.
I am informed by the Commissioner that the number of trainee Gardaí and the number of Gardaí who resigned from An Garda prior to the retirement age in each year from 2014 up to 13 March 2019, the latest date for which figures are currently available, are as set out in the following tables.
I am advised with regard to trainee Gardaí, the numbers represent resignations/terminations prior to attestation. In relation to Probationer Gardaí, the numbers represent resignations in the period from attestation to the period of conferring of their award of a Bachelor of Arts (Level 7) in Police Studies and are provisional figures which are subject to change.
Number of Trainee Gardaí who reigned from An Garda Síochána before attestation.

Year of Intake Resignation /Termination of Trainee Gardaí
2014 3
2015 3
2016 3
2017 10
2018 7
Total 26
*As of 13 March 2019

Number of members who resigned from An Garda Síochána prior to the compulsory retirement age or before full service.
Year Number Of whom were Probationer Gardaí*
2014 26 6
2015 20 17
2016 24 15
2017 41 8
2018 76 2
2019 14 0
Total 201 48
*As of 13 March 2019, these figures are provisional and subject to change.