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Defence Forces Strength

Brendan Smith

21. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the number of personnel serving in the Permanent Defence Forces; his plans to increase the number of personnel; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24352/19]

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Defence Forces Operations

Jack Chambers

22. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the number of personnel from the Army, Naval Service and Air Corps who took part in protection duties for the visit of President Trump; the total of the allowances paid for this service; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24476/19]

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Postal Voting

Jack Chambers

23. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if Defence Forces personnel entitled to postal voting in recent elections were all able to do so in time; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24479/19]

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Defence Forces Remuneration

Brendan Smith

24. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence his plans to improve pay and conditions for members of the Permanent Defence Force; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24353/19]

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Defence Forces Remuneration

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

25. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if he has considered the establishment of a standing armed forces pay review body similar to that established in the UK as has been requested by an organisation (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24565/19]

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Defence Forces Remuneration

Clare Daly

26. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if his attention has been drawn to the comments of a former deputy commander of the Army Ranger Wing (details supplied) on the ongoing crisis of pay, morale and retention in the Defence Forces; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24342/19]

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Defence Forces Strength

Clare Daly

27. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence his plans to address the fact that the Defence Forces lost over a third of their strength between 2014 and 2018 with the result that basic functions cannot be fulfilled in view of the fact that simple recruitment of new members is not enough to fill the gaps left by the departure of experienced members. [24344/19]

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Defence Forces Remuneration

Jack Chambers

28. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the engagement he has had with the Defence Forces representative associations on the report of the Public Service Pay Commission; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24477/19]

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Defence Forces Remuneration

Bernard Durkan

29. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the extent to which the review of the Defence Forces pay and conditions has progressed with particular reference to the need to stabilise the strength of the forces and achieve a higher degree of retention of personnel in the Army, Naval Service and Air Corps; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24559/19]

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Postal Voting

Aindrias Moynihan

30. Deputy Aindrias Moynihan asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the changes he is planning to the process to distribute postal ballots to the Defence Forces to ensure that in future all members will receive a ballot in sufficient time to cast it; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24583/19]

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Defence Forces Medicinal Products

Clare Daly

31. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence his views on whether fewer parliamentary questions and representations are one of the key performance indicators of the Lariam report implementation group (details supplied) in view of the fact that such indicators indicate issues with the approach of the group to the central issues regarding the Defence Forces' continued use of Lariam. [24345/19]

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Postal Voting

Aindrias Moynihan

32. Deputy Aindrias Moynihan asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the reason some members of the Defence Forces did not receive their postal ballots in time to vote in the recent local and European elections and referendum; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24582/19]

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Naval Service Data

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

33. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the number of applications by members of the Naval Service to come ashore under the standing two year out, two year in policy; the number of these that have been denied in each of the past five years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24566/19]

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Defence Forces Data

Bernard Durkan

34. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence further to Parliamentary Question No. 127 of 26 March 2019, the number of former members of the Defence Forces who have been awarded damages in respect of injuries received while in the Defence Forces from 2009 to date; the number of members who have subsequently had their pension entitlements restricted due to the fact they received an award in court in the same time period; the extent to which it is planned to continue this practice; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24627/19]

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Naval Service

Michael McGrath

35. Deputy Michael McGrath asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the location in which Naval Service staff have been undergoing fire safety training in recent months; the arrangements being put in place relating to same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24654/19]

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Army Barracks

Martin Heydon

36. Deputy Martin Heydon asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the interaction he has had with the Department of Education and Skills in respect of the possibilities for a site for a new school (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24675/19]

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Overseas Missions

Bernard Durkan

37. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the extent to which an adequate number of Irish troops scheduled to go abroad on UN and-or EU missions are numerically strong enough to ensure their safety in hostile situations; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24743/19]

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Defence Forces Strength

Bernard Durkan

38. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the current strength of each branch of the Defence Forces; the extent to which numbers have been augmented to ensure maintenance of adequate strength throughout the forces; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24744/19]

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Defence Forces Data

Bernard Durkan

39. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the number of members of the Defence Forces who retired or resigned in each of the past three years; the number of replacements recruited; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24745/19]

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Defence Forces Data

Bernard Durkan

40. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the number of women recruited to the Defence Forces in each of the past three years to date; the number that resigned or retired in the same period; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24746/19]

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