Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Questions (134)

Lisa Chambers

Question:

134. Deputy Lisa Chambers asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the time it takes, that is, days, weeks and months, from the date a member of the Defence Forces submits a request for discharge from the Air Corps to the date discharge is granted; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13861/19]

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Written answers (Question to Defence)

Requests to discharge from the Air Corps are generally processed without delay. The current discharge process involves the applicant submitting his or her application through the chain of command in the Air Corps. Consideration of the application is conducted both at the Formation level and Defence Forces Head Quarters level. In addition, it may be necessary to engage with officials in the Department.

In the case of applications for discharge by purchase from the Air Corps, each application is viewed on a case by case basis and therefore it is not possible to provide a specific timeline to this process.