He says there's no point in buying more vehicles if there's no one to drive them.
A midlands TD says is criticising the government for investing in more Defence Forces equipment, before addressing the shortage of soldiers.
The Defence Forces are to receive 120 new troop trucks, at a cost of €24.6 million.
But independent Kildare-South TD Cathal Berry says there's no point in buying more vehicles if there's no one to drive them.
Deputy Berry is also suggesting field army hospitals be used to help combat the coronavirus issue:
Defence Force field hospital deployed on exercise. Were it not for the savage cutbacks of recent years Ireland would still have this capability. 20 years ago we had 3 military hospitals, now we have none. If only someone had listened... 😞@roinnslainte @HSELive @PresidentIRL pic.twitter.com/MY1M3A0m0X— Cathal Berry T.D. (@BerryCathal) March 10, 2020