Mac Lochlainn, Pádraig, MacLochlainn, Pádraig

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)

The Minister will have some fun with that, and I would rather ask him a question on the report.More Button

I apologise for being late and for missing the Minister's presentation but I have read it. The level of reservists who did not participate in training could not be sustained and had to be addresse...More Button

I have no doubt the Minister will agree with what I am about to say. The civic pride and sense of patriotism which civilians have in being able to participate in the Reserve Defence Force is not...More Button

I have submitted parliamentary questions and engaged with the Minister's colleague, the Minister of State, Deputy Kehoe, on this matter. If one reads the parliamentary questions it is clear the ...More Button

Two fantastic young women reservists in Carndonagh in Donegal told me that up to 100 young people in the local school expressed an interest in being part of the Reserve Defence Force. The diffic...More Button

I apologise for taking so long to ask my question, but the Minister takes a fair long time to respond to questions so I am sure he will return the favour. The Minister should address the issues ...More Button

I thank the Minister for his response and will make a final brief point. I suggest the joint committee might schedule a review of this issue in a year's time. Members will have received the prese...More Button

That also would be good.More Button