Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Questions (103)

Robert Troy

Question:

103. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the number of Army personnel serving at Custume Barracks, Athlone, County Westmeath. [21388/19]

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Written answers (Question to Defence)

The establishment of the Permanent Defence Force is 9,500 personnel. The military authorities have informed me that the establishment for Units based in Custume Barracks, is approximately 950 personnel.

Military service entails personnel moving into and out of particular postings and as they serve at home and overseas, receive training and undergo educational and career development courses.  Accordingly, there is a constant through-flow of personnel into and out of barracks, including Custume Barracks.