Ceisteanna — Questions. Oral Answers. - Irish Military Strength.

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asked the Minister for Defence if he is aware of a report (details supplied) which described Irish military strength as inadequate to provide an effective deterrent in defence of our neutral status, and that morale in the Defence Forces was being rapidly eroded by financial stringency; his views on the assessment given in the article; and if he will make a statement on the matter.