Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Ceisteanna (101, 103)

Jack Chambers

Ceist:

101. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the strength of the Permanent Defence Force by rank and gender across the three services in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30375/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Jack Chambers

Ceist:

103. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the number of additional recruits to the Permanent Defence Force to date in 2019 with regard to the three services; the gender breakdown of same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30377/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Defence)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 101 and 103 together.

The most recent figures, as of 31 May 2019, give the whole-time equivalent strength of the Permanent Defence Force (PDF) as 8,751 personnel. The requested breakdown is provided in the attached tables.

The military authorities have advised that, as of 30 June 2019, 185 personnel have been inducted, as detailed in the following table.

Total Inductions

General Service Recruits Male

General Service Recruits Female

General Service Recruits Total

Direct Entry Male

Direct Entry Female

Direct Entry Total

Army

139

130

7

137

2

0

2

Naval

46

44

1

45

1

0

1

Total

185

174

8

182

3

0

3

Recruitment and inductions will continue throughout 2019 to ensure the Defence Forces retain the capacity to operate effectively across all roles.

WTE (WHOLE TIME EQUIVALENT) STRENGTH OF THE PERMANENT DEFENCE FORCE 31 MAY 19

LT

MAJ

BRIG

COL

LT

COMDT

CAPT

LT

TOTAL

SM

BQMS

CS

CQMS

SGTS

CPLS

TOTAL

PTES

CADETS

TOTAL

GEN

GEN

GEN

COL

OFFRS

NCOS

ARMY

1

2

5

32

104

251

275

213

883

29

32

112

168

854

1263

2458

3660

78

7079

AIR CORPS

1

1

11

35

45

28

121

7

3

46

15

101

142

314

243

28

706

NAVAL SERVICE

0

0

1

2

14

54

33

50

154

6

6

70

12

172

143

409

385

18

966

TOTAL

1

2

7

35

129

340

353

291

1158

42

41

228

195

1127

1548

3181

4288

124

8,751

WTE STRENGTH OF FEMALES IN THE PERMANENT DEFENCE FORCE 31 MAY 19

LT

MAJ

BRIG

COL

LT

COMDT

CAPT

LT

TOTAL

SM

BQMS

CS

CQMS

SGTS

CPLS

TOTAL

PTES

CADETS

TOTAL

GEN

GEN

GEN

COL

OFFRS

NCOS

ARMY

0

0

0

1

2

38

47

33

121

0

0

2

9

51

101

163

199

9

492

AIR CORPS

0

0

0

0

0

2

8

1

11

0

0

1

2

5

8

16

5

1

33

NAVAL SERVICE

0

0

0

0

0

9

10

3

22

0

0

0

0

7

8

15

25

2

64

TOTAL

0

0

0

1

2

49

65

37

154

0

0

3

11

63

117

194

229

12

589

WTE STRENGTH OF MALES IN THE PERMANENT DEFENCE FORCE 31 MAY 19

LT

MAJ

BRIG

COL

LT

COMDT

CAPT

LT

TOTAL

SM

BQMS

CS

CQMS

SGTS

CPLS

TOTAL

PTES

CADETS

TOTAL

GEN

GEN

GEN

COL

OFFRS

NCOS

ARMY

1

2

5

31

102

213

228

180

762

29

32

110

159

803

1162

2295

3461

69

6587

AIR CORPS

0

0

1

1

11

33

37

27

110

7

3

45

13

96

134

298

238

27

673

NAVAL SERVICE

0

0

1

2

14

45

23

47

132

6

6

70

12

165

135

394

360

16

902

TOTAL

1

2

7

34

127

291

288

254

1004

42

41

225

184

1064

1431

2987

4059

112

8162