The number of gardaí quitting the force early is at the highest level in at least five years.
Almost 400 officers have resigned since 2018, according to new figures.
There were 77 in 2018 - but by last year that figure had risen by almost a quarter, to 95.
A further 399 have resigned prematurely since 2018.
There were 86 resignations in the first nine months of this year - suggesting 2022's figure will well exceed 100.
There are around 14,300 gardaí stationed throughout the country. Around 300 retire every year after serving 30 years' service.