Thursday, 7 March 2019

Ceisteanna (70)

Jack Chambers

Ceist:

70. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the estimated full year cost of increasing the Permanent Defence Force to 10,500 members; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11385/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Defence)

The Department does not maintain costings for increasing the strength of the PDF to those outlined by the Deputy. This would require detailed consideration of the capability requirements underpinning such an increase and consideration of associated personnel issues, including organisational structures as well as equipment, infrastructure and other additional requirements and associated costs.