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Military Air Transport – Leaders’ Questions

Military Air Transport – Leaders’ Questions

In the Dáil this week, I asked the Tánaiste Leo Varadkar if the Government would consider acquiring a strategic airlift aircraft for the Defence Forces. I have previously raised this issue with the Tánaiste. Military air transport is a real weakness for Ireland. Throughout the pandemic alone, we’ve had ...

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Maritime Security

Maritime Security

Dáil debate this week on maritime security. Our sailors protect us, now we must protect them. The time for words is over; the time for action has come.

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The Commission on the Defence Forces

The Commission on the Defence Forces

The Commission on the Defence Forces was before the Foreign Affairs and Defence Committee this afternoon. I raised the following points with Chair Aidan O’Driscoll - The need for overtime to be paid to military personnel for rostered duties Paying at least the national minimum wage to serving ...

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I Am a Veteran

I Am a Veteran

I am a Veteran - Delighted to join ONE Ireland (Organisation of National Ex-Service Personnel) with their new campaign, highlighting the many skilled and diverse group of veterans in Ireland & showcasing members who are making a difference in their communities and across Irish and international society. ...

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Issues affecting the Defence Forces

Issues affecting the Defence Forces

I spoke in the Dáil today with Taoiseach, Micheál Martin and raised a number of issues relating to the Defence Forces. 🔹 I thanked the Taoiseach for his personal intervention to ensure that all peacekeeping troops receive the Covid-19 vaccine prior to deploying on a 6-month tour of duty. 🔹 I raised the Defence ...

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Commission on the Defence Forces – The Week in Politics

Commission on the Defence Forces – The Week in Politics

Clip from RTÉ’s The Week in Politics today in relation to the Commission on the Defence Forces. There are two key problems facing our Defence Forces; the persistent low pay issue and the dysfunctional, unequal relationship between the Department of Defence and the Defence Forces. These issues must be addressed ...