Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Questions (46)

Clare Daly

Question:

46. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence further to Parliamentary Question No. 75 of 3 October 2018, if the gap analysis of skills sets in the Permanent Defence Forces has commenced; when it will conclude; and the steps that will be taken following this gap analysis to address skills gaps. [41323/18]

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Written answers (Question to Defence)

As I stated previously, the White Paper on Defence sets the defence policy agenda up to 2025 and includes the identification of some 90 projects/actions to be implemented on a phased basis over the lifetime of the programme.

The project referred to entails a gap analysis of skill sets within the Permanent Defence Force to identify the frequency of gaps and appropriate measures to address them. Joint civil military project planning is underway in relation thereto.