Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Ceisteanna (78)

Robert Troy

Ceist:

78. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the plans being prepared by his Department to recruit additional Army personnel should they be necessary to patrol additional Border posts in a post-Brexit scenario. [37868/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Defence)

The Government is committed to a PDF strength of 9,500 personnel in order to undertake the roles set out in the White Paper on Defence (2015).

In this context the Defence Forces continues to implement its recruitment plan, targeting General Service Recruits, Cadets and specialists for the Army, Air Corps and Naval Service.