Changing of the Guard: Gardaí Report for Duty in New Uniforms

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There was a changing of the guard yesterday as gardaí reported for duty in their new uniforms. The garments were delivered to stations throughout the Republic of Ireland in February and Monday was their first day of use.

Every uniformed member of An Garda Síochána – from rank and file gardaí to sergeant and inspector ranks – have been outfitted with the new uniforms at more than 560 garda stations nationwide. The change in uniform – coinciding with the centenary of the founding of the force this year – marks only the third time in the history of the force that the uniform has changed.

The new uniforms feature a two-tone soft shell jacket and two-tone waterproof jacket as well as a blue polo shirt, “operational trousers”, also in blue, and “practical” base layers.

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