Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Ceisteanna (45)

Richard Boyd Barrett

Ceist:

45. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the reason a person (details supplied) was refused entry into the Defence Forces despite having passed their psychometric testing, interview and medical examination; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12832/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Defence)

In order to be enlisted as a General Service Recruit, applicants are required to pass all stages of the recruitment process. These include Physical Fitness Test, Psychometric Test, Interview, Medical Examination and Security Clearance.

In relation to this particular case, the Military Authorities have advised that the individual referred to did not satisfy all the requirements for enlistment in the Permanent Defence Force. He was informed that his application was unsuccessful on 1st December 2017.

All applications for enlistment in the Defence Forces are treated as strictly private and confidential. I am unable to comment any further on this matter.