Last Garda Passing-Out Parade in Dublin Depot 1963

As the Garda recruitment embargo comes to an end RTÉ Archives takes a look back fifty years to 1963 when Garda training moved from Dublin to Tipperary.

As part of the decentralisation of public services Garda training moved from the Depot in the Phoenix Park, Dublin to Templemore, Co. Tipperary. From January 1964 all new recruits will be trained at the new centre in Templemore. The Depot at the Phoenix Park will continue as the administrative headquarters of the force. The Depot at the Phoenix Park had been the training centre of the Royal Irish Constabulary (R.I.C.) before the Garda Siochana took it over after 1922.

This RTÉ News report shows the final passing-out parade held at the Depot in Dublin. The final inspection is carried out by Minister for Justice Charles Haughey.

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Garda Passing-Out Parade, Dublin, 1963

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