Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Ceisteanna (49)

Jack Chambers

Ceist:

49. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if his attention has been drawn to the fact that members of the Reserve Defence Force in some counties are being prevented from and not authorised to participate in St. Patrick's Day parades; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11469/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Defence)

All requests for Reserve Defence Force participation in St. Patrick's Day parades are considered by my Department.

The Military Authorities accede to the requests made to my Department for Defence Forces participation in St. Patrick's Day ceremonial events, based on Units' ability to commit resources within means and capabilities. Despite the vast majority of requests being granted, unfortunately there are some which cannot be resourced.