Written answers

Thursday, 5 March 2020

Department of Defence

Defence Forces Reserve

Photo of Jack ChambersJack Chambers (Dublin West, Fianna Fail)
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19. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the number of additional recruits to the Defence Forces Reserve in 2019 with regard to the three services; the gender breakdown of same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3567/20]

Photo of Paul KehoePaul Kehoe (Wexford, Fine Gael)
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I am advised by the military authorities that 114 new members have been inducted into the Army Reserve (AR)  and Naval Service Reserve (NSR) during 2019, broken down as follows:

Total number inducted Number of females inducted
Army Reserve (AR) 97 8
Naval Service Reserve (NSR)  17 2

The Government remains committed to on-going recruitment to the AR and NSR.  I am advised that it is intended that a recruitment campaign for the AR and NSR will be opened in March 2020.


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