The Minister for Defence has failedto act on detailed proposals for reform of the Governance structure of the Irish Red Cross despite receiving the proposals in January 2010.
The Fianna Fáil/Green Government and the Minister of Defence are squandering money we don’t have on a move we don’t need says Fine Gael Defence Spokesperson, David Stanton TD. The Government are planning to spend over €1 million to move the high-tech communications and operations sections of the of the Department of Defence and Defence Forces as part of their decentralisation plans when there is no need for it to be moved.
Following his attendance at today’s Naval Service Commissioning Ceremony in Haulbowline, Fine Gael Defence Spokesman, David Stanton T.D. said that the Naval Service has a crucial role to play in preventing the importation of illegal drugs into Ireland.
Fine Gael Spokesman for Defence, David Stanton T.D. has called on the Minister to seek out an early opportunity to deploy the Defence Forces force to a battalion sized mission overseas to ensure Ireland maintains their hard earned reputation as a world class peace support force and to maintain the highest standards of a professional military force.
Cork East Fine Gael TD, David Stanton was recently appointed to the Dail Committee which deals with Justice, Defence and Women’s Rights.
Fine Gael Spokesman for Defence, David Stanton T.D., has today (Friday) paid tribute to the Defence Forces on the 50th anniversary of the first deployment of Irish peacekeepers to the Congo, many of whom made the ultimate sacrifice on our behalf in the pursuit of peace.
Fine Gael Defence Spokesperson David Stanton, TD, today welcomed the Government’s approval for the Department and Defence and the Naval Service to further the process of replacing the two oldest ships in the Naval Service which have surpassed their 30 year maximum operational lifespan
David Stanton TD has said he is delighted to be appointed to the Front Bench as Defence Spokesman for Fine Gael and said he looks forward to this challenging and rewarding role.