Thursday, 11 July 2019

Questions (50)

Jack Chambers


50. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the status of the development of the new institute for peace support and leadership training as outlined in the White Paper on Defence; the educational and organisational partnerships the institute has made; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30533/19]

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Written answers (Question to Defence)

The White Paper on Defence includes a commitment to evaluate the potential development of a new Institute for Peace Support and Leadership Training at the Defence Forces Training Centre in the Curragh. The Deputy will be aware that a formal feasibility study in this regard has been underway since January 2018. An interim report was presented to the project steering group in November 2018, and a final report is expected to be finalised in Q3 2019. This will inform the next steps to be taken, including potential educational and organisational partnerships should the proposed institute be deemed feasible.