Wednesday, 27 March 2019

Questions (99)

Jack Chambers

Question:

99. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the establishment figure for technical officers in the communications and information systems corps of the Defence Forces; the number of technical officer appointments in the corps not filled; the establishment figure for grades 5 and 6 technicians in the corps; and the number of grades 5 and 6 technician appointments in the corps not filled. [14512/19]

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Written answers (Question to Defence)

I am informed by the military authorities that, as of January 2019, the establishment figure for technical officers in the Communications and Information Services Corps (CIS) of the Defence Forces is 22 personnel (18 Army, 4 Air Corps) and all appointments are currently filled.

The establishment figure for grade 5 and 6 technicians in the CIS corps is 202 personnel, of which there are currently 66 vacancies. A total of 62 personnel are in training across the Army, Naval Service and Air Corps who will be eligible to receive tech 5 pay upon graduation from the CIS Trainee Technician Scheme.