Thursday, 20 June 2019

Questions (55)

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

Question:

55. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the allocation for the military service allowance to serving members of the Defence Forces; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25954/19]

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Written answers (Question to Defence)

The allocation for Military Service Allowance (MSA) is included within the Permanent Defence Force (PDF) Pay allocation of the Defence Vote. In 2019, the PDF Pay allocation is €446.7 million. Total expenditure on MSA in 2018 was €46.5 million. MSA is paid to all ranks from Private up to the level of Colonel.