Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (43)

Willie O'Dea


43. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if a new recruitment campaign for the rapid response roster will be carried out before the end of 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36104/19]

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Written answers (Question to Foreign)

A mustering  process refreshing the membership of the Rapid Response Roster was undertaken last year. Following completion of a training programme by successful applicants, the Irish Rapid Response Corps currently has over 120 experts who can be rostered to provide short notice surge capacity to our UN partner organisations.  

As the envisaged lifespan of the current roster is three to four years, there are no plans to undertake an additional muster for the Rapid Response Roster before the end of 2019.