Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Questions (141)

Peter Burke

Question:

141. Deputy Peter Burke asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the estimated cost of bringing Defence Forces personnel numbers up to 10,500 across all ranks and formations services. [27844/19]

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Written answers (Question to Defence)

The Department does not maintain costings for increasing the strength of the PDF to those outlined by the Deputy. This would require detailed consideration of the capability requirements underpinning such an increase and consideration of associated personnel issues, including organisational structures as well as equipment, infrastructure and other additional requirements and associated costs.