Military CareersApprentice Military Aircraft Technician

The Air Corps is now accepting applications for the Apprentice Military Aircraft Technician scheme. We are looking for motivated people who enjoy working as part of a Team.

Successful candidates will become an integral part of the Air Corps maintenance team providing technical support to the Air Corps fleet.

Successful candidates will graduate with a Bachelor of Engineering Technology in Military Aviation Technology Level 7 (Tech), accredited by the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT).

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The closing date for this competition 23.59Hrs on August 10th, 2017.


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14th of June 2016 - Death of Lieutenant General David Stapleton DSM.

The death has occurred of the former Defence Forces Chief of Staff, Lieutenant General David Stapleton DSM, who died peacefully at his home yesterday, 13th June 2016.

Lt Gen Stapleton DSM joined the Defence Forces as a member of the 30th Cadet Class in 1955. He held a number of significant appointments throughout his career and was awarded a Distinguished Service Medal (DSM) for his outstanding service.

Prior to his elevation to the appointment of Defence Forces Chief of Staff, Lt Gen Stapleton DSM served as the Force Commander with the UNDOF* mission in the Middle East. Lt Gen Stapleton DSM made a considerable contribution to the formation and development of the Representative Association of Commissioned Officers (RACO) in its formative years as the association’s first President.

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*The UNDOF mission was established in 1974 to supervise the implementation of an Area of Separation and two equal zones of limited forces and armaments in the Golan Heights region between Syria and Israel.

Press Release Date: Tuesday 14th of June 2016

For Further Information contact:

Press Officer: Comdt. Pat O'Connor

Tel: 045 49 2502 , 045 49 2503

Mobile : 087 2482130

E-mail: Press Officer

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Friday14th July 2017 - The Defence Forces to Commence Changing of the Guard Ceremonies

12.05pm - The Defence Forces to Commence Changing of the Guard Ceremonies for 2017 at the National Memorial, Merrion Square[more]

8th September 2016 - Defence Forces Veterans Day

2pm - Defence Forces Veterans Day, McKee Barracks, Saturday 10th September 2016[more]