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Thursday, 11 July 2019

Department of Defence

Defence Forces Training

Photo of Jack ChambersJack Chambers (Dublin West, Fianna Fail)
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85. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the way in which the Permanent Defence Force can manage the increased training requirements for recruitment with ongoing operational deficits in certain units; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30571/19]

Photo of Paul KehoePaul Kehoe (Wexford, Fine Gael)
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Formulation of recruitment plans by the Defence Forces is underpinned by their training capacity and their efforts to maximise that capacity.

The military authorities have advised that analysis is carried out to ascertain the instructor requirements for recruit induction training while taking account of existing operational commitments.

The military authorities have further advised that it is standard practice within the Defence Forces to augment Unit instructors with instructors from other Units within the Brigade, as and if required.


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