Ó Fearghaíl, Seán

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Joint Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality Debate


VFM Review of Reserve Defence Force: Discussion with Minister for Defence and RDFRA (Continued)

I am supportive in general of what Mr. Cooney has said and the presentation that has been made.More Button

I have raised these matters on a number of occasions with the Minister in the House. One understands the extent of the pressure on the Minister in terms of the economic difficulties in trying to b...More Button

The Minister refutes the assertion that the force will cease to be in three or four years' time. I am worried about the Minister's assertion. The committee could play a useful role. In line wi...More Button

In the course of his paper, Mr. Martin Cooney pointed out that one of the weakness - assuming the reservists do not cease to exist - assuming the committee undertakes a review is the need to cons...More Button

There is a desire on the part of the public at large to see the thousands of young people who are unemployed up and down the length and breadth of the country gainfully used in communities. One ...More Button