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Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Under-Age Army Recruits.

Tuesday, 25 January 1966

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 220 No. 1

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Mr. Ryan: Information on Richie Ryan Zoom on Richie Ryan asked the Minister for Defence if he will state in respect of [42] each of the last five years the number of Army recruits who were discovered to be under age; and why a more stringent examination of the age of applicants is now being made.

Mr. Hilliard: Information on Michael Hilliard Zoom on Michael Hilliard The numbers of recruits who were discharged from the permanent Defence Force, including the Naval Service, in the years 1961 to 1965 inclusive for the reason that they were under age on enlistment, are as follows:

1961 32
1962 25
1963 19
1964 8
1965 47

It was recently decided on the recommendation of the Army legal authorities and for purposes connected with the better administration of discipline in the permanent Defence Force to obtain verification of the ages of all men enlisting for general service.

Mr. Corish: Information on Brendan Corish Zoom on Brendan Corish Has the birth certificate to be produced, on application?

Mr. Hilliard: Information on Michael Hilliard Zoom on Michael Hilliard Yes, on enlistment.


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