Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Ceisteanna (72)

Thomas P. Broughan

Ceist:

72. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if a recruitment campaign for the diving section in the Naval Service will happen in 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24505/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Defence)

The Naval Service does not recruit directly into the Naval Service Diving Section.

Serving members of the Defence Forces are selected and trained to the required standard of military diving competence.  The military authorities have advised that applications have been sought for a Ship's Diver Course which is scheduled to run in Quarter 4 of 2019.  Successful completion of this course will qualify individuals as naval divers.