Wednesday, 27 November 2019

Ceisteanna (87)

Fiona O'Loughlin

Ceist:

87. Deputy Fiona O'Loughlin asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the number of additional recruits the Reserve Defence Forces has taken on to date in 2019 with regard to each service; the gender breakdown of same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49332/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Defence)

I am advised by the military authorities that, as of 31 October 2019, 102 new members have been inducted into the Army Reserve and Naval Service Reserve, as follows:

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 Total number inducted

 Number of females inducted

Army Reserve (AR)

 85

 8

Naval Service Reserve (NSR)

 17

 2

The Government remains committed to on-going recruitment to the Arm Reserve and to the Naval Service Reserve. A recent open competition for recruitment to both the AR and NSR closed on 20 October 2019 and it is anticipated that further recruitment will arise from this.