Progress for the Reserve Defence Force

Very productive Oireachtas Committee meeting on Foreign Affairs & Defence last week. The positive developments will not only allow Reserve troops to officially travel abroad for training, ceremonial and sporting events, but will also legally permit them to deploy on operations at home and on Peace Support Operations overseas (for specialists). The proposed changes are currently being drafted and will involve amendments to the 1960 and 2006 Defence Acts. The proposals made this morning will have a transformative effect and will breathe new life into the Reserve Defence Force without a doubt.