Thursday, 11 July 2019

Ceisteanna (41)

Jack Chambers

Ceist:

41. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if his Department requires approval by him for information issued from the Defence Forces press office; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30514/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Defence)

As well as being responsible overall for Defence matters, the Minister for Defence is head of the civil and military branches of the Department of Defence. 

As has been long established practice, information matters, including media engagement, follow coordination between the relevant civil and military branches, under the authority of the Minister.