Dáil Éireann - Volume 673 - 05 February, 2009
Written Answers. - Departmental Expenditure.
Deputy Jimmy Deenihan Deputy Jimmy Deenihan
Deputy Jimmy Deenihan asked the Minister for Defence the funding provided by his Department for the use of Defence Forces personnel to aid civilian authorities in dealing with weather emergencies during 2007, 2008 and 2009; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4092/09]
Deputy Willie O’Dea Deputy Willie O’Dea
Deputy Willie O’Dea: The role of the Defence Forces in relation to civil emergencies is to provide assistance as aid to the civil authority in response to requests from the principal response agency.
The level of support that can be provided by the Defence Forces is demand led and provided on an “as available basis”, having regard to both current and contingent Defence Forces operational commitments.
There is no specific funding allocated for this role.
Dáil Éireann 673 Written Answers. Departmental Expenditure.