Killeen, Tony

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 711 No. 4

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Written Answers - Defence Forces Recruitment

Was asked: if there is a cap on recruitment to the Permanent Defence Force; if it is anticipated that recruitment will begin shortly; the criteria and standards that are used, in terms of vision, hearing and ot...More Button

Within the available resources, the Government is committed to maintaining the strength of the Permanent Defence Force at a level of 10,000 all ranks, for which Government approval has been secured in...More Button

Written Answers - Defence Forces Strength

Was asked: the number of members of the Defence Forces who have retired, resigned or left for other reasons for the years 2008, 2009 and to date in 2010 in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the m...More Button

Was asked: the breakdown of the number of members of the Defence Forces who have retired, resigned or left for other reasons for the years 2008, 2009 and to date in 2010, by rank in tabular form; the number of ...More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 267 and 268 together. The number of Defence Forces personnel who have retired, resigned or left the organisation between 2008 and 30 April 2010, the latest date for wh...More Button

Was asked: the strength of the Defence Forces for each year between 2006 and 2010; the number of recruits that joined the Defence Forces each year between 2006 and 2010; the number of those persons currently re...More Button

The strength of the Defence Forces for each year between 2006 and 2009 and as at 30 April 2010, the latest date for which figures are currently available, is set out in the tabular statement. The num...More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Bodies

Was asked: the details and outcome of the past three reviews by his Department’s governance support division of compliance by his Department’s State bodies with the code of practice, in particular to name the S...More Button

The agencies associated with the Department are the Civil Defence Board, the Army Pensions Board and the Board of Coiste an Asgard. Given the nature of these bodies, they are subject to the same gove...More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Properties

Was asked: the situation regarding the disposal of land at Collins Barracks, Cork (details supplied). More Button

The Department has had some discussion with the local authority concerned. It is still the Department’s intention to dispose of this property to the local authority subject to the consideration being...More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Bodies

Was asked: the arrangements that are in place to implement policy in relation to determining and approving the remuneration of each chief executive officer and managing director under the auspices of his Depart...More Button

The agencies associated with the Department are the Civil Defence Board, the Army Pensions Board and the Board of Coiste an Asgard. The Army Pensions Board and the Board of Coiste an Asgard do not ha...More Button

Written Answers - Defence Forces Property

Was asked: further to Parliamentary Question No. 401 of 1 June 2010, if he will confirm that the red zones at Casement Aerodrome, County Dublin are not two-dimensional surfaces on the ground in view of the repl...More Button

The Review of Policy in Relation to Casement Aerodrome compiled by Sir Frederick Snow & Partners (1999) illustrated that the areas approaching the aerodrome are wedge-shaped. I have arranged for a co...More Button

Written Answers - Defence Forces Investigations

Was asked: his views on reports (details supplied) that serving officers in the Permanent Defence Force are implicated in buying illegal arms; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

I am advised by the military authorities that they are conducting an investigation into the matters referred to by the Deputy. In these circumstances it would be inappropriate for me to comment on the...More Button

Written Answers - Army Barracks

Was asked: if he will re-consider the decision to close Lifford Barracks, County Donegal, in view of the increased subversive activities in border areas, the increase in vigilance and security by the Garda and ...More Button

The closure of barracks and the consolidation of the Defence Forces formations into a smaller number of locations is a key objective of the White Paper on Defence. The dispersal of personnel over an e...More Button


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