The two volumes in this collection contain hand written entries recording the details of recruits and applicants to the Dublin Metropolitan Police (DMP) and An Garda Síochána. The Civic Guard (Garda Síochána) Temporary Register covers the period from February 1922 to September 1924. The Dublin Metropolitan Police General Register covers the period from 1837 to 1975, although only the entries up to 1925 have been digitised and made available online for data protection reasons. The large double ledger volumes record details such as: age or date of birth; height; trade or occupation; home town; previous public service details; and pay. Details of the religion of a recruit were added to the DMP General Register from October 1858 while the Civic Guard Temporary Register recorded chest measurements as well as height and also includes reasons for the rejection of an applicant. The volumes will be of interest to those interested in genealogy and social history, as well as the history of policing in Ireland.
The Dublin Metropolitan Police (DMP) general register covers recruitment and transfers within the Dublin Metropolitan Police. The first 252 pages of this volume are available through the UCD Digital Library. There are 12,567 entries on these pages, covering the period 1837-1925. Following this period the General Register was taken into use by An Garda Síochána and the remaining pages involve the movement of Gardaí to the Dublin Metropolitan Area. Use of the General Register continued until 1975 although only the entries up to 1925 have been digitised and made available online for data protection reasons. Each entry records the following details: warrant number, name, age, height, trade or occupation, county, parish, post town, previous public service, by whom recommended, divisions attached to, service details (dates, rank, promotions etc.), good service pay, date and cause of removal from the force, reappointment details, and general observations. Religion was added from 1858 (p. 117).