When does it apply?

This code applies to appointments in An Garda Síochána where the Garda Commissioner is statutorily responsible for the final appointment. This is the appointment of persons as Garda trainees and reserves.

While the commissioner makes the final decision, selection processes are carried out jointly by the Public Appointments Service and An Garda Síochána. The code has separate review and complaint procedures for the parts of the selection process carried out by each organisation.

A candidate can ask for a review of a decision made by the Public Appointments Service under section 7 or by An Garda Síochána under section 8.

If they believe either organisation has breached the code, they can make a complaint to that organisation under section 9.