26. Deputy Pádraig Mac Lochlainn asked the Minister for Justice and Equality her plans to meet with the Garda Representative Association to discuss the pay of the new members of An Garda Síochána who are currently training in Templemore Garda College. [6985/15]
Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): I am always happy to meet with the Garda Representative Association or indeed any of the Garda associations, to discuss issues of concern to them and to their members.
The Deputy will be aware that the current Garda recruitment campaign commenced in late 2013 and attracted over 20,000 applications. Details of the remuneration package, ie basic pay and allowances were made available to all applicants prior to their recruitment.