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Listen: 160 Recruits Can't Be Inducted In To The Defence Forces Because Of Covid 19.

: 06/03/2020 - 13:27

The Defence Forces membership has fallen lower than expected because of COVID-19.

160 recruits can't be inducted yet due to an interruption to training.

While there's still significant gaps at some levels of the Defence Forces, the government says there's been an increase in applications.

Defence Minister Paul Kehoe says they're looking at ways to begin training again soon:

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