Every state needs to protect its citizens. In Ireland, national security, intelligence and law enforcement is the responsibility of the Irish police force - An Garda Síochána. There is also a large private security sector, providing protection for homes, businesses and large public events or bouncers for pubs.
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Approximately 41,100 persons were employed in the Security & Law Enforcement occupations, including security guards, gardai and other protective service occupations.
Between 2013 and 2018, overall employment in legal and security occupations increased by 1000 (0.4%) on average annually (compared to 3.1% nationally). The strongest rate of employment growth was observed for security guards (2.2%) during the period.