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  • The snip report

    Just got it off RTE news website:

    "The Group is of the view that it should be possible to achieve a reduction of 500 Defence Forces personnel through natural wastage and non-filling of non-essential vacancies taking account of barrack reorganisation, consolidation of the command structure as well as the proposed rationalisation of Ireland’s overseas commitments. Based on the proportionate reduction in the 2009 net pay provision in the Defence Vote, the resultant saving in the pay provision should, over a 40 2-3 year period as operational requirements allow, rise to approximately €25m a year in 2009 prices.
    The Group also considers that a smaller, more focused Reserve Defence Force (RDF) could deliver a more usable capability to the Defence Forces for less expenditure. It recommends accordingly that the RDF be reduced by two-thirds."