Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Questions (69)

Tony McLoughlin

Question:

69. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the reason a person (details supplied) is still awaiting clearance to be allowed entry into a career in the Permanent Defence Forces despite the fact that the person passed all entrance examinations and fitness tests in March 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19676/19]

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Written answers (Question to Defence)

In order to be enlisted as a General Service Recruit, applicants are required to pass all the stages of the recruitment process which includes: Physical Fitness Test, Psychometric Test, Interview, Medical Examination and Security Clearance.

I have been advised by the Military Authorities that the individual's application process remains on-going and that they have informed him of the status of the process. As the Deputy will appreciate, particulars of a candidate's application process are confidential and therefore I am not in a position to provide further information.