Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers (Resumed). - Free Travel for FCA.

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asked the Minister for Defence when he expects to introduce free travel on public transport for members of the FCA while in uniform travelling to their central depots to report for duty or training.

An investigation of this matter has indicated that the operation of such a scheme would not be feasible.

Members of An Fórsa Cosanta Áitiúil are eligible for gratuities as a measure of reimbursement on account of losses, expenses and disabilities incurred by them consequent on their obligations as such. The matter raised by the Deputy is one of a number of points being borne in mind in a review of the rates of gratuity currently in hand.