Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Questions (102)

Robert Troy

Question:

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.