Wednesday, 22 October 2008
Dáil Eireann Debate
73. Deputy Seán Sherlock asked the Minister for Defence if the contract has been awarded in relation to the publicity and awareness campaign to promote recruitment to the Reserve Defence Force; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35895/08]
Minister for Defence (Deputy Willie O’Dea): The Government decision of 8th July 2008 set out a requirement for savings to be achieved across the public sector. In this context, the planned recruitment and awareness campaign for the Reserve Defence Force has been postponed.
As you will be aware there has been significant investment in new equipment, clothing and enhanced training opportunities for the Reserve over recent years. These factors were also identified as being important motivators in both recruitment and retention in the Reserve.
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