Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Questions (538)

Billy Timmins

Question:

538. Deputy Billy Timmins asked the Minister for Defence the position regarding a place in the Defence Forces in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Carlow; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10414/13]

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Written answers (Question to Defence)

The Military Authorities have advised that the named individual was successful at the interview stage of the 2012 General Service recruitment competition and was placed on the Defence Forces Training Centre panel. Unfortunately this individual was not placed high enough on the panel to be made an offer during the 2012 recruitment campaign. The general service recruitment panel will remain in place until the end of 2013 and it is intended that any recruitment in 2013 will be from those remaining candidates from the 2012 competition panel. All recruitment will be achieved within the resource envelope allocated to Defence.