Thursday, 20 June 2019

Questions (50)

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

Question:

50. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the cost of restoring all allowances to the Defence Forces to pre-FEMPI levels; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25949/19]

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Written answers (Question to Defence)

The cost of restoring Defence Forces allowances (excluding Military Service Allowance) to pre-FEMPI levels could cost in the region of €7 million. This figure is based on estimates for 2019. As many of the duties are demand led and the number of duties can fluctuate year on year, this variable must be taken into consideration in comparing any actual figures with speculative amounts.