Thursday, 11 July 2019
Department of Defence
White Paper on Defence
107. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the progress being made on plans for a peace and leadership institute on the Curragh; the status of a feasibility study on the proposal; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30865/19]
The White Paper on Defence includes a commitment to evaluate the potential development of a new Institute for Peace Support and Leadership Training at the Defence Forces Training Centre in the Curragh. A formal feasibility study in this regard has been underway since January 2018. An interim report was presented to the project steering group in November 2018, and a final report is expected to be finalised in Q3 2019. This will inform the next steps to be taken.