Thursday, 3 October 2019

Questions (46)

Jack Chambers

Question:

46. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the number of additional recruits the Reserve Defence Forces have taken on to date in 2019 with regard to all services; the gender breakdown of same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40477/19]

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Written answers (Question to Defence)

I mam advised by the military authorities that as of 31 August 2019, 88 new members have been inducted into the Reserve Defence Force (RDF), broken down as follows:

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 Total number inducted

 Number of females inducted

Army Reserve 

 71

 5

Naval Service Reserve

 17

 2

The Government remains committed to on-going recruitment in the RDF. There is currently a competition open to the public for both the Army Reserve (AR) and Naval Service Reserve (NSR). The competition will remain open to applicants until midnight on 20 October 2019.