Thursday, 25 February 2021

Questions (148)

Cian O'Callaghan


148. Deputy Cian O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Defence the status of the married and single quarters within the Defence Forces; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10727/21]

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Written answers (Question to Defence)

The long-standing policy of my Department has been to withdraw from the provision of married quarters. This policy approach was and remains reflective of the State’s move away from the provision of tied housing for State employees. Single-Living-In accommodation is provided for operational and transient use. As such, military personnel can use accommodation for overnight stays during operations, training and courses. The occupancy of SLI accommodation therefore can fluctuate on a daily basis, depending on location, activities and the number of courses being held in a location and the duration of the course.