RecruitmentGeneral Service

The Defence Forces is now accepting applications for General Service in both the Army and Naval Service.

Army applicants must be at least 18 years old and under the age of 25 years of age on the closing date for applications.

Naval Service applicants must be at least 18 years old and under the age of 27 years of age on the closing date for applications.

Both Competitions will close on Sunday 22nd April 2018.


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Communications and Information Service Corps

CIS Corps Mission

Provide efficient and effective communications and information systems for the command, control and administration of the Defence Forces at home and overseas.

The Communications and Information Services Corps is responsible for the development and operation of Information Technology systems in support of Defence Forces (DF) tasks. It is also responsible for co-coordinating all communications (radio and line) and information systems, communications research and update of communications in line with modern developments and operational requirements. The CIS Corps harnesses networking and information technologies in order to dramatically increase Defence Force Operational effectiveness through the provision of timely and accurate information to the commander along with the real time efficient sharing of information with Army, Air Corps and Naval Service as well as with multinational partners involved in international peacekeeping and other actors as required. CIS Corps units are dispersed throughout the DF giving Communications and IT support to each of the Brigades, Air Corps, Naval Service, DFTC and DFHQ.  The CIS Corps have a Base Workshops where detailed maintenance and research and development is conducted. The CIS School runs a large number of CIS related courses including a degree program in Military Communications for CIS technicians in association with IT Carlow.