Thursday, 12 December 2019

Questions (44)

Pearse Doherty


44. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the capital allocation of his Department in each of the years 2020 to 2025; and the areas to which funds will be allocated in each year. [52208/19]

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Written answers (Question to Defence)

Under the National Development Plan, as part of Project Ireland 2040, the Defence Vote was allocated €541 million in capital funding for the period 2018 to 2022 and the capital funding position for the years 2020 to 2022 is as outlined in the table below.

No additional capital funding figures have been provided beyond 2022.

Defence Capital Expenditure Ceilings




Defence Group

€113 million

€120 million

€125 million

This level of capital funding allows the Defence Organisation to undertake a programme of sustained equipment replacement and infrastructure development across the Army, Air Corps and Naval Service and demonstrates the Government’s ongoing commitment to ensuring that the Defence Forces have the capabilities necessary to deliver on all their assigned roles, both at home and overseas.