Ensuring the Future of Our Defence Forces
Yesterday, the Tánaiste and Minister for Defence unveiled a detailed implementation plan for the report on the Commission of Defence Forces.
This plan addresses around 130 recommendations from the report and offers a detailed roadmap.
Retention in our Defence Forces is a pressing concern, and swift implementation of this plan is essential.
The timelines revealed yesterday, especially regarding the Working Time Directive, set important datelines that must be adhered to.
We need to hold Government and the Minister for Defence accountable for ensuring these timelines are met.
Let’s heed the words of Mark Keane, President of PDFORRA : “This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that should address the ongoing exit of staff from the defence forces.”
Our Defence forces play a pivotal role in safeguarding our nation, and we must ensure their future.
We will continue to support the need for the urgent implementation of this report.