45. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the number of Defence Forces personnel who have left in each of the years 2000 to 2017 and to date 2018; the average length of the service; if an analysis has taken place to address the problems of retention; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 20413/18 asked on 10 May 2018 - Defence Forces Personnel Data)

Minister of State at the Department of Defence (Deputy Paul Kehoe): I propose to take Questions Nos. 33, 37 and 44 to 46, inclusive, together.
The Defence Forces have a higher level of turnover than other areas of the public service and this is a feature of military organisations internationally.
Rates of pay and conditions of employment in the Permanent Defence Force have traditionally been set by, amongst other things, reference to levels of pay across the various sectors of the Irish public s...

309. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the number of persons who died through suicide or self-inflicted injuries with regard to deaths of Defence Forces personnel in the period 2000 to 2012 inclusive; of these deaths, the number that had previously been prescribed Lariam; and of those who had been prescribed lariam, the number that were reported to the IMB and HPRA. (Question 31317/16 asked on 20 Oct 2016 - Defence Forces Personnel Data)

Minister of State at the Department of Defence (Deputy Paul Kehoe): I am advised that the Defence Forces Personal Management System does not capture data on the number of suicides of serving members of the Defence Forces. However, I have been further advised that a review by the Defence Forces into 179 non-service related deaths among members of the Defence Forces in the period 2000 to 2012 shows that 30 were apparently of self-inflicted injuries. Of these 30 deaths by apparent self-inflicted ...

11. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Defence the amount of money spent on an annual basis on maintaining family quarters in the Curragh Camp; the amount of rent collected from these properties; and the number of any such units in any other location. (Question 52902/13 asked on 11 Dec 2013 - Defence Forces Personnel Data)

Minister for Defence (Deputy Alan Shatter): I propose to take Questions Nos. 11 and 17 together. 
Overall there are 75 properties occupied as Married Quarters across the Defence Forces. Fifty four (54) of the properties are located at the Curragh Camp. The properties located at the Curragh Camp include 25 occupied by serving personnel and their families and 29 occupied by overholders. Presently, it is understood from the military authorities that there are a further 47 vacant properties at t...