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Dáil Éireann díospóireacht -
Thursday, 12 Apr 1951

Vol. 125 No. 5

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Defence Measures.

asked the Minister for Defence if his attention has been drawn to an article in a Dublin newspaper by a military expert who suggests the likelihood of Ireland being subjected to air-borne invasion in the event of a major war, and if measures are being taken to deal with such an eventuality.

I have seen an article which appeared recently in a Dublin morning newspaper which dealt with the possibility of an air-borne invasion of the country. The measures to be taken in such an eventuality are naturally part of the general measures for defence of the country which are under continuing study by my Department.

Would the Minister state whether there is a possibility of such an eventuality occurring and, if so, whether he considers the measures that will be taken adequate to deal with it?

I will consult the Deputy on the matter.

Does the Minister consider that a reasonable answer?

The Minister has answered that the matter is being examined. When you put a question like that, it can only get that kind of answer.