Thursday, 31 January 2019

Ceisteanna (50)

Jack Chambers

Ceist:

50. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the number and rank of Reserve Defence Forces officer vacancies which arose in 2017 and 2018; the number promoted to fill the vacancies by brigade to date; the date on which further interviews will be conducted in each brigade to fill vacancies in the rank of captain, commandant and lieutenant colonel; the standard procedure to anticipate vacancies arising in the PDF officer ranks which is not applied in the RDF; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4727/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Defence)

The following table shows the vacancies and promotions, in relation to officers, for 2017 and 2018.

Rank

Lt

Capt

Comdt

Lt Col

DFHQ Promotions 2017

N/A

0

0

0

DFHQ Promotions 2018

N/A

2

0

0

DFHQ Vacancies 2017

+3

6

1

1

DFHQ Vacancies 2018

1

4

1

2

1 Bde Promotions 2017

N/A

0

0

0

1 Bde Promotions 2018

N/A

23

1

0

1 Bde Vacancies 2017

+55

15

2

0

1 Bde Vacancies 2018

+32

+3

6

0

2 Bde Promotions 2017

N/A

0

0

0

2 Bde Promotions 2018

N/A

20

0

0

2 Bde Vacancies 2017

+48

23

8

0

2 Bde Vacancies 2018

+26

8

12

0

DFTC Promotions 2017

N/A

0

0

0

DFTC Promotions 2018

N/A

7

0

0

DFTC Vacancies 2017

+11

13

0

0

DFTC Vacancies 2018

+6

6

0

0

NS Promotions 2017

N/A

0

0

0

NS Promotions 2018

N/A

5

0

0

NS Vacancies 2017

+10

15

0

+1

NS Vacancies 2018

+5

11

0

+1

* A plus value in a cell indicates that the given rank is above establishment by this figure.

Military management has informed me that administrative procedures are currently underway towards advertising and conducting RDF promotion competitions to Commandant and Lieutenant Colonel rank. These competitions are planned to be conducted prior to the end of Quarter 1 2019. The administration of promotions from the rank of Lieutenant to Captain are also currently underway in close coordination with Brigades/Formations. These promotions are planned to be effected prior to the end of Quarter 1 2019.

There is no difference in the procedures employed to project vacancies within the RDF and the PDF.