Report: Overhaul Of Defence Fo...


Report: Overhaul Of Defence Forces Recommended

Emma Tyrrell
Emma Tyrrell

08:19 9 Feb 2022

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Ireland's involvement in peacekeeping missions may need to be reduced because of capacity constraints in the military.

That's according to a major new report on overhauling the Defence Forces, which says it's currently unable to conduct a meaningful defence of the State.

The Commission on the Defence Forces report, which is being published today, is recommending as much as trebling annual military spending.

It's also suggesting sweeping changes to command and control structures, including the creation of a new position of Chief of Defence.

The report has also recommended renaming the Army Ranger Wing.

Independent Senator, and former member of the Defence Forces, Gerard Craughwell, says reform is badly needed;

"The Defence Forces has been run down over the last 10 to 12 years, it has been asset-stripped, it has lost key specialisms and it is in a pretty sorry state."

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