Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Questions (128, 130)

James Browne

Question:

128. Deputy James Browne asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if a certificate acknowledging the service of a person (details supplied) will be issued; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13439/19]

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James Browne

Question:

130. Deputy James Browne asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if he will provide a certificate confirming the corporal driving experience of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13473/19]

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Written answers (Question to Defence)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 128 and 130 together.

I have been informed by the military authorities that the named individual was presented with a copy of his personnel file in October 2018 on foot of a request made pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act 2014.

In January 2019. the Defence Forces also provided the named individual with an AF643 which is a Statement of Service in the Defence Forces.

The military authorities have informed me also that there is no evidence that this person held a Defence Forces AF154 Driving Licence. The details supplied refer to licences issued by UNIFIL to personnel serving overseas. This type of licence expires immediately following each mission. The Defence Forces do not keep records pertaining to such licences.