Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Thursday, 29 November 2018

Select Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Defence

Estimates for Public Services 2018
Vote 35 - Army Pensions (Supplementary)

11:30 am

Photo of Paul KehoePaul Kehoe (Wexford, Fine Gael)
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The answer is similar to what I said to Deputy Barrett. Within the White Paper project, there is a gap analysis project which I am bringing forward to examine where we have gaps within the organisation.

We can consider the criteria for extending the service beyond retirement age. The examination of retirement ages for enlisted personnel has been prioritised also. Given the retention challenges we face at the moment annual recruiting will not get us out of the problems we have and we have to examine other areas. This is one the Chairman and Deputy Barrett have referred to.