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Defence Forces Personnel Data

Dáil Éireann Debate, Wednesday - 30 May 2018

Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Questions (83)

Fiona O'Loughlin

Question:

83. Deputy Fiona O'Loughlin asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the number of new recruits in the Defence Forces since 2011; and the number of those recruits that are no longer in the Defence Forces. [23879/18]

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Written answers (Question to Defence)

The table sets out the number of general service recruits inducted for each of the years 2002 to 2017 inclusive. It does not include those in cadetships. Data collated by the military authorities does not track individual entrants but is collated in the aggregate. As set out in the table, it is not unusual to have more than 20% of any annual recruitment intake leave during induction training.

Year

Number   Inducted

Discharged   during Induction Training

Discharged as   % of Intake

2017

615

171

28%

2016

590

126

21%

2015

307

62

21%

2014

444

106

24%

2013

394

85

23%

2012

639

111

17%

2011

513

57

11%

2010

118

2

1%

2009

-

-

-

2008

480

149

31%

2007

546

151

27%

2006

559

88

16%

2005

384

110

29%

2004

571

138

24%

2003

444

107

24%

2002

500

112

22%

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