Out in force: Gardai unveil emergency measures to combat spread of Covid-19
An Garda Síochána today announced a series of emergency measures combat the spread of the coronavirus.
Garda Commissioner Drew Harris said the measures are needed “to maximise our operational availability and support other vital public services”.
The measures include:
*Members of An Garda Síochána who were scheduled to avail of the severance package on 1 April 2020 have been invited to defer their retirement for three months.
*Subject to Government approval, Garda members of all ranks who have reached the compulsory retirement age can apply to remain in employment for a further 12 months subject to terms and conditions;
*Non-essential foreign travel will not be undertaken. All unnecessary large gatherings will be restricted. Only essential meetings in accordance with Government guidelines will take place with attendance limited to essential personnel only.