Thursday, 5 December 2019

Questions (47)

Jack Chambers


47. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the strength of each of the three services of the Reserve Defence Forces as of 30 November 2019 by rank; the gender breakdown of same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [50851/19]

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Written answers (Question to Defence)

The Reserve Defence Force (RDF) is comprised of the First Line Reserve (FLR), the Army Reserve (AR) and the Naval Service Reserve (NSR).

The most up to date figures available for the effective strength of the Army Reserve (AR) and Naval Service Reserve (NSR), as of 31 October 2019, are set out in the following link:

Army Reserve Nos.

End of month returns are usually available by the middle of the following month and hence November returns are still being compiled by the military authorities.

The Government appreciates the service of the Reserve Defence Force and recognises its importance in contributing to Ireland's defence capability.

Question No. 48 answered with Question No. 46.