Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Questions (84)

John McGuinness

Question:

84. Deputy John McGuinness asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the criteria used in the appointment of members of the public to interview boards dealing with positions in the Defence Forces; if there is a geographical representation on such interview boards; if preference is given to applicants based or living in Dublin; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37339/19]

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Written answers (Question to Defence)

Civilians are appointed by the Minister, on the recommendation of the Public Appointments Service, to positions on interview boards for the purpose of assessing and recommending Defence Forces personnel for promotion. Geographical representation is not a factor in the appointments.