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Midlands TD Criticises Conditions For Re-Enlisting Soldiers

Those re-enlisting face a fine if they don't fulfill a contract.

A midlands TD says the conditions offered to former soldiers re-enlisting during the pandemic are "ridiculous".

500 people expressed interest in re-joining the Defence Forces to help with the fight against covid-19.

However, Kildare-South' Cathal Berry says they face a 300 euro fine if they don't fulfill a three year contract.

He says no one has yet been re-hired.

The independent deputy and former Army Ranger commander says the obvious solution is to improve the conditions for and retain current personnel:

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