Wednesday, 2 October 2019

Ceisteanna (101, 102)

Thomas P. Broughan

Ceist:

101. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the amendments made to a document (details supplied); the dates the amendments were made; the changes made; if these amendments were initiated by the military or officials in his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40021/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Thomas P. Broughan

Ceist:

102. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if changes were requested by the military to a document (details supplied); if so, the dates the changes were made; the actions taken by his officials; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40022/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Defence)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 101 and 102 together.

Defence Force Regulation R5 (New Series) is the governing Regulation for the Reserve Defence Force and Paragraph 31 thereof governs promotions within the Army Reserve and Naval Service Reserve.

The Regulation is in the process of being reviewed by the civil and military sides of the Department. This review is an iterative process with ongoing deliberation between civil and military authorities as to how and why text of the Regulation might be changed or amended. The intent is to rationalise and update the Regulation in it is totality when this process is completed.