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Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Department of Defence

Defence Forces Personnel Data

Photo of Clare DalyClare Daly (Dublin Fingal, Independent)
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132. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the details of officers, NCOs and privates serving on a monthly basis for the past 12 months. [13578/19]

Photo of Leo VaradkarLeo Varadkar (Taoiseach, Department of An Taoiseach; Dublin West, Fine Gael)
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The strength of the Permanent Defence Force (PDF) is calculated in terms of whole-time equivalents. This data is collated on a monthly basis and strengths are expressed in end of month figures.

Defence Force Regulation CS4 provides for an establishment of 1,233 Officers, 3,661 Non-Commissioned Officers and 4,606 Privates. The table below shows the strengths (Whole Time Equivalent) breakdown for officers, NCOs and privates serving on a monthly basis for the past 12 months : -

Month/Year OfficersNCOsPrivatesCadets
March 20181,1133,1074,636137
April 20181,1093,1014,721137
May 20181,1063,0874,681136
June 20181,1063,0644,676134
July 20181,1173,0484,610123
August 20181,1153,0284,591121
September 20181,1053,0004,677207
October 20181,1022,9994,632205
November 20181,0993,2734,447203
December 20181,0943,2634,398202
January 20191,0873,2564,376202
February 20191,1573,2344,333133

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