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Minister for Defence Welcomes Publication of the Strategic Framework

The Tánaiste and Minister for Defence Micheál Martin welcomed the publication of the Strategic Framework 2023 – Transformation of the Defence Forces.

The aim of the Strategic Framework is to support the transformation of the Defence Forces into an organisation that is fit for the purpose of defending the State, and meeting the challenges of today and the future. Key actions to be delivered before the end of 2024 from the Commission on the Defence Forces Report (CoDF) and the Report of the Independent Review Group on Dignity and Equality issues in the Defence Forces (IRG) are set out in the Strategic Framework.

Also detailed in the document are the efforts underway in recruitment and retention, and in enhancing the physical working environment and equipment of our Defence personnel. Furthermore, the clear and transparent governance and reporting arrangements, which will be critical in the driving and overseeing delivery, are explained.

The Tánaiste said, “this Strategic Framework clearly sets out the vital work that is underway relating to the transformation of the Defence Forces and outlines the necessary actions to be delivered by the end of 2024. It covers the recommendations made in the IRG and the CoDF reports, together with measures to address recruitment and retention challenges, and the legislative changes needed to modernise our Defence Forces.”

“As Minister for Defence, I am committed to the radical reform of our Defence Forces. While much progress has been made to date, there is undoubtedly more work to do. Amongst my priorities is cultural change within the Defence Forces – ensuring that it is an equal opportunities employer where all members are treated with dignity, in an organisation that continuously evolves to deliver positive change. I want progress to be seen internally within the Defence Forces, and to be reported externally. Clear and irrefutable evidence of change on the ground is the only thing that will rebuild the trust and confidence of serving members.”


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