asked the Minister for Defence what facilities are provided by the Army welfare service to assist soldiers, who are awaiting discharge, to obtain employment.
Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Employment for Ex-Soldiers.
Army Welfare Boards are not primarily concerned with the re-settlement of soldiers. Incidental to their normal functions, however, they give whatever assistance they can. In this connection I might mention that in the case of The Curragh Training Camp, the Camp Welfare Officer maintains a register of the names and qualifications of personnel about to be discharged with a view to placing them in suitable employment.
I should also mention that a scheme of concession exists to assist ex-members of the Permanent Defence Force in securing employment with Government Departments, local authorities and semi-State bodies.