Thursday, 15 December 2005
Dáil Eireann Debate
Minister for Defence (Mr. O’Dea):
The military authorities advise that members of the Army reserve, formerly An Fórsa Cosanta
Áitiúil, and the Naval Service reserve, formerly An Slua Mhuirí, are awarded An Bonn Seirbhíse, the service medal, on completing seven years’ satisfactory service in recognition of their service and contribution to the Defence Forces and to the State. A bar is added to the medal on completing 12 years’ satisfactory service and a second bar on completing 21 years’ satisfactory service.
The military authorities indicate that in their view the existing provisions regarding the award of such medals is sufficient. There are no plans to change the relevant regulations to provide for additional medals.
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