Security & Defence aspects of Budget 2021

I raised a number of issues relating to the Security & Defence aspects of Budget 2021 including –
๐Ÿ”นIncrease in Garda numbers with the intake of 620 new trainees and a big investment in the vehicle fleet.
๐Ÿ”น Garda Infrastructure – need to invest from a refurbishment and new build perspective across the country, in particular, the need for a National Garda Sรญochรกna Museum.
๐Ÿ”น The National Cyber Security Centre.
๐Ÿ”นImprovement in Defence spending of โ‚ฌ32 million.
๐Ÿ”น The need to be more creative in how we address Defence spending in order to deal with problems such as dereliction, lack of accommodation, need for a new school in the Curragh and investment in the Military College in the Curragh.
๐Ÿ”น The Air-Sea Rescue Contract.