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Ongoing concern with regard to better pay and conditions for Defence Force personnel has been raised at Government level by Athlone Senator, Gabrielle McFadden.
General service recruits and Privates who joined the Permanent Defence Force after January 1, 2013, are set to receive further increases to their pay in the coming weeks.
Minister of State for the Office of Public Works, Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran, is urging the public to support the annual Fuchsia Appeal.
Senator Gabrielle McFadden, has asked for an increase in the Military Service Allowance.
Longford-Westmeath Independent Deputy, Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran, has welcomed the news that members of the Defence Forces are to receive a new medal to recognise their involvement with international humanitarian missions.
The Defence Forces are to recruit 1,450 new personnel in the next two years. This latest recruitment campaign will see a little more than 600 new personnel inducted to the force this year and a further 850 in 2017.
Fianna Fáil has pledged to increase Defences Forces personnel and to restore a three-brigade structure. General Election candidate in Roscommon-Galway Shane Curran has secured a commitment in the party’s manifesto that €22m will be spent on increasing the force over the next five years and to restoring the 4th Western Brigade at Custume Barracks in Athlone.
Longford-Westmeath TD Gabrielle McFadden has said she is facilitating a delegation of Westmeath and Roscommon councillors to meet with Defence Minister Simon Coveney in order to put to bed the constant scaremongering over the future of Custume Barracks.