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Midlands Senator Calls For Strengthening Of Custume Barracks

He raised the matter with Defence Minister Simon Coveney.

A midlands senator is calling for Custume Barracks to be restored as one of Ireland's leading military bases.

Micheál Carrigy has raised the matter with Defence Minister Simon Coveney in the Seanad.

The Fine Gael rep is suggesting re-establishing the Athlone barracks as a third brigade and setting up a training barracks for non-commissioned officers.

He feels it's appropriate to strenghten the facility as we celebrate 100 years since the foundation of the state:

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