Dáil Éireann - Volume 685 - 23 June, 2009
Written Answers. - Defence Forces Promotions.
Deputy Mary Upton Deputy Mary Upton
Deputy Mary Upton asked the Minister for Defence the position regarding promotions which had reached the medical stage on 27 March 2009; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24717/09]
Deputy Willie O’Dea Deputy Willie O’Dea
Deputy Willie O’Dea: The implications and implementation of the recent Government Decision on savings measures on public service numbers are currently under consideration in my Department.
While the restriction on recruitment, promotion and payment of allowances for the performance of duties of a higher grade applies to the Defence Forces across the board, questions have arisen in relation to a number of issues and particular cases, including the impact on promotion competitions which had advanced to the medical stage. Officials from my Department and the Military authorities are working together to clarify all the issues arising. Meetings have taken place with the Representative Associations (PDFORRA and RACO) in an effort to establish the full range of issues requiring clarification.
Question No. 83 answered with Question No. 50.
Dáil Éireann 685 Written Answers. Defence Forces Promotions.