O'Brien, Jonathan

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 filling in for Deputy Mac Lochlainn who has another engagement. He asked me to raise two questions.More Button

What is the impact of the cuts over the past number of years? The budget has been reduced, from €13 million in 2006 to €4 million last year. The witnesses might quantify how that has been imple...More Button

The other question relates to the value-for-money report itself. There is one part of it that suggests that of the 4,544 members, only 2,010 availed of required training to avail of gratuities. ...More Button

So it is not a case of personnel not being willing to train, it is that the capacity is just not there to train the numbers the witnesses would like to train.More Button