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Defence Forces Strength

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 15 December 2020

Tuesday, 15 December 2020

Ceisteanna (306)

Louise O'Reilly

Ceist:

306. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Defence the number of promotional positions waiting to be filled throughout the Defence Forces; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [43121/20]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Defence)

The table below outlines the number of vacancies that exist in the PDF as at 31st October 2020. Vacancies are filled on an ongoing basis in line with promotional arrangements and, in certain cases, direct entry competitions.

It is normal, at a particular point in time, for some ranks to be oversubscribed and others to be undersubscribed. For example, whilst there are vacancies at the rank of Captain there are currently substantially more Lieutenants than are provided for in the establishment.

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Vacancies as at 31/10/2020

Rank

Vacancies

Comdt

9

Capt

106

Sgt Maj

2

CS

9

CQMS

2

Sgt

271

Cpl

347

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