Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Questions (579)

Róisín Shortall

Question:

579. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Defence the strength of the Defence Forces for each of the years from 1960 to 1970. [22245/14]

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Written answers (Question to Defence)

The strength of the Defence Forces in each of the years from 1960 to 1970 is set out in the table.

Combined strength of the Permanent and Reserve Defence Forces 1960 - 1970

Description

Year

Permanent Defence Force

Reserve Defence Force

Combined Total

Strength at 31 December

1960

8,812

23,917

32,729

Strength at 31 December

1961

8,450

23,449

31,899

Strength at 31 December

1962

8,332

22,460

30,792

Strength at 31 December

1963

8,302

21,803

30,105

Strength at 31 December

1964

8,190

22,256

30,446

Strength at 31 December

1965

8,375

22,288

30,663

Strength at 31 December

1966

8,249

21,588

29,837

Strength at 31 December

1967

8,319

21,297

29,616

Strength at 31 December

1968

8,226

21,587

29,813

Strength at 31 December

1969

8,256

21,620

29,876

Strength at 31 December

1970

8,563

20,418

28,981