Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Questions (102)

Robert Troy


102. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the plans being prepared to recruit additional Army personnel should they be necessary to patrol additional Border posts in a post-Brexit scenario. [21387/19]

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Written answers (Question to Defence)

The Government is committed to a PDF strength of 9,500 personnel in order to undertake the roles set out in the White Paper on Defence (2015). The recruitment campaign for the Defence Forces has set a target to recruit some 800 personnel in 2019.