LIST OF REPORTS PUBLISHED BY THE SELECT COMMITTEE
I am pleased to have the honour, on behalf of my colleagues on the Select Committee, to present this Report to Dail Eireann.
The Committee considered that Garda recruitment and training was a very important topic and one which needed to be examined. The more we considered the matter the more convinced we were of the need for an overhaul of the recruitment procedures and for a radical alteration in the approach to training at all levels in the Garda Siochana.
The need to carry out a fundamental re-appraisal of the role of the Garda Siochana became increasingly obvious as our examination into recruitment and training proceeded. The Committee will now proceed to examine the role of the Garda Siochana in a modern, changing society. When that study is completed, we may have another look at the role and functions of training in the Force.
Michael Woods T.D.
5 June, 1985.