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Written answers

Thursday, 13 April 2017

  • Defence Forces Funding
    388. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the amount of funding provided under the capital plan for the Army; the amount spent to date; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
  • Army Training Programme
    391. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if the Army cannot conduct live firing training in Kilworth Camp due to the fact there is a lack of corporals to oversee the training; and if he...
  • International Agreements
    392. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence his plans to enter a bilateral air defence agreement with Britain; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18858/17]
  • Air Corps
    393. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the progress which has been made in his talks with the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform to secure funding to retain specialist...
  • Defence Forces Reserve Strength
    394. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the number of recruits enlisted to serve in the Reserve Defence Forces since 2010 in tabular form. [18860/17]
  • Air Corps Operations
    395. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the progress that has been made to return a full level of air traffic control services to the Air Corps; and the options that are being...
  • Defence Forces Equipment
    396. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the status of the efforts to refurbish the Army’s fleet of armoured personnel carriers; and the projected date for completion of this...
  • Defence Forces Deployment
    397. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the details of the work that has been done by his Department to address issues relating to personnel travelling between barracks. [18863/17]
  • Lansdowne Road Agreement
    398. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the benefits that will be afforded to PDFORRA’s members as a consequence of their decision to sign up to the Lansdowne Road Agreement by...
  • Air Corps
    400. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if the loss of experienced ground crew technicians resulted in helicopters having to be sent to Belgium for inspections; and the dates when this...
  • Air Corps Training
    401. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the number of the 28 Air Corps cadets currently in training that will be assigned as tech and fire crews. [18867/17]
  • Search and Rescue Service Provision
    402. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if 6.4 and annex 2 of the service level agreement between the ICG and his Department explicitly states that SAR top cover is an Air Corps...
  • Air Corps Equipment
    403. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if the State’s elementary daytime interdiction capability against slow to moderate speed targets now no longer exists; and if he will...
  • Defence Forces Strength
    404. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if the number of specialist explosive ordnance personnel has fallen from 24 in 2014 to 16 in 2017; if the number available for bomb disposal...
  • Public Service Pay Commission Reports
    405. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the status of discussions between the Workplace Relations Commission and PDFORRA on the Public Service Pay Commission. [18871/17]
  • Defence Forces Equipment
    407. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the progress which has been made in replacing major equipment platforms for the Defence Forces, as identified in the 2015 White Paper on...
  • White Paper on Defence
    408. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the status of progress made towards an institute for peace support and leadership training to focus on international education in the field of...
  • Employment Support Services
    409. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the progress which has been made in developing a new employment support scheme which has the direct involvement of the Defence Forces and is...
  • Defence Forces Deployment
    410. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the number of Defence Forces personnel based in camps in County Donegal and Dundalk that have been assigned to duties in Dublin on a monthly...
  • Ministerial Travel
    411. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if he travelled abroad as part of the St. Patrick's Day celebrations; the locations he travelled to; the duration of the trip; the cost of the...
  • Commemorative Medals
    412. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if the Defence Forces are being ordered to wear the new 1916 commemorative medal (details supplied); if this is an unintended mistake; if he...
  • Defence Forces Remuneration
    413. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence his plans to implement reimbursement for Defence Forces personnel for the mounting of medals (details supplied); and if he will make a statement...
  • Air Corps Operations
    414. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if the Air Corps pilot officer who recently admitted taking cocaine had access to flight plans by either Air Corps or Garda aerial surveillance...

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