Dáil Éireann - Volume 486 - 28 January, 1998
Written Answers. - Defence Forces Strength.
Mrs. B. Moynihan-Cronin Mrs. B. Moynihan-Cronin
373. Mrs. B. Moynihan-Cronin asked the Minister for Defence whether in respect of the FCA and An Slua Muirí, and further to his reply to Parliamentary Question No. 126 of 17 December 1997, he has satisfied himself that there is a sufficiency of personnel being commissioned, especially to the FCA, to keep the vitality of the force at a high level in view of the insufficiency of commissions awarded in the last five years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1326/98]
Minister for Defence (Mr. M. Smith) Michael Smith
Minister for Defence (Mr. M. Smith): I am satisfied that there is a sufficiency of personnel being commissioned, particularly in the last two years, to ensure the vitality of the FCA and Slua Muirí.
Details of retirements and commissions in 1996 and 1997 are as follows:
Dáil Éireann 486 Written Answers. Defence Forces Strength.