Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Questions (409, 410)

Dara Calleary

Question:

409. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Defence the number of occasions since 1 December that army personnel from the Finner Army Camp, County Donegal, have travelled to Dublin or County Kildare to complete any duty; the functions they have performed; the reason personnel had to be taken such a distance; the cost involved; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11589/13]

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Dara Calleary

Question:

410. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Defence the number of occasion since 1 December that army personnel from Custume Barracks, Athlone, County Westmeath, have travelled to Dublin or County Kildare to complete any duty; the functions they have performed; the reason personnel had to be taken such a distance; the cost involved; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11590/13]

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Written answers (Question to Defence)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 409 and 410 together.

It was not possible to provide the information sought by the Deputy in the time available. My Department is currently seeking to compile an accurate reply and I will provide the information directly to the Deputy once it comes to hand.