Written Answers. - Official Engagements.

Liz McManus

Ceist:

110 Ms McManus asked the Minister for Defence if he will make a statement on his address to the recent annual conference of the RDF Representative Association in Portlaoise. [18778/03]

As Minister for Defence I have addressed four annual conferences of the Reserve Defence Force Representative Association, RDFRA. On each occasion I have sought to make my address relevant, positive and informative and have discussed topics of interest to the delegates, their colleagues and to the wider community.

My most recent address was to the RDFRA Annual Delegate Conference in Portlaoise on 17 May. I believe that it was well received by the assembled delegates.

I am grateful to the Deputy for her interest in my address to the conference and I have arranged for a copy of my speech to be forwarded to her for her information.