Following the publication on 09 Feb of the Report of the Commission on the Defence Forces, the Minister outlined his intention to provide a Memo for Government in advance of summer recess. A civil/military project team, led by Col Colm O’Luasa and PO David Byrne, has been established and work has commenced on preparing a response. A questionnaire seeking feedback with detailed instructions has been issued to the key stakeholders of both the Defence Forces and Department of Defence. A Memo Project brief has been delivered to the General Staff, Department of Defence Management Board, Formation Commanders and Directors. Continued engagement with the Rep Associations is ongoing. Visits and Focus Groups engagement have been conducted by the Minister, Chief of Staff and Secretary General to Cathal Brugha Bks, Collins Bks, Naval Base and Custume Bks. More visits are planned.
Report on Commission on the Defence Forces