Defence forces should have 'sufficient' pay - Higgins

President Michael D Higgins has said members of the Defence forces should have incomes that are sufficient to provide for themselves and their families.

11.9.2019

President Michael D Higgins has said members of the Defence forces should have incomes that are 'sufficient' to provide for themselves and their families

President Michael D Higgins has said members of the Defence forces should have incomes that are sufficient to provide for themselves and their families.

He said "should this not happen, there is a real danger of a gap opening-up between our expressed appreciation of their work and the circumstances we deliver for its practice".

He continued "I have heard and read with anxiety of the distress that is being experienced by some of those who are giving their all to serve the State".

He serves on the Le Samuel Beckett where he has helped with the rescue of over 3,400 migrants in the Mediterranean.

He was honoured for showing "single minded determination" during the 10 months of his recovery and rehabilitation.

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