Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Questions (132)

Clare Daly

Question:

132. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the details of officers, NCOs and privates serving on a monthly basis for the past 12 months. [13578/19]

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Written answers (Question to Defence)

The strength of the Permanent Defence Force (PDF) is calculated in terms of whole-time equivalents. This data is collated on a monthly basis and strengths are expressed in end of month figures.

Defence Force Regulation CS4 provides for an establishment of 1,233 Officers, 3,661 Non-Commissioned Officers and 4,606 Privates. The table below shows the strengths (Whole Time Equivalent) breakdown for officers, NCOs and privates serving on a monthly basis for the past 12 months : -

Month/Year

Officers

NCOs

Privates

Cadets

March 2018

1,113

3,107

4,636

137

April 2018

1,109

3,101

4,721

137

May 2018

1,106

3,087

4,681

136

June 2018

1,106

3,064

4,676

134

July 2018

1,117

3,048

4,610

123

August 2018

1,115

3,028

4,591

121

September 2018

1,105

3,000

4,677

207

October 2018

1,102

2,999

4,632

205

November 2018

1,099

3,273

4,447

203

December 2018

1,094

3,263

4,398

202

January 2019

1,087

3,256

4,376

202

February 2019

1,157

3,234

4,333

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