• Organisation

    Streamlined for Efficiency

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  • Weapons

    Suppress and Destroy the Enemy

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  • Training

    Hundreds of Soldiers in Training Daily

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  • Army Ranger Wing

    Motivation, Training and Operational Flexibility

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  • The Army

    Join the Army

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29 Aug 2014 - Update on Irish Defence Forces Personnel based in Golan Heights, Syria (UNDOF)

5.55 pm - In light of the ongoing situation in the Golan Heights, elements of the Force Reserve Company of the 44th Infantry Group have been deployed by the Force Commander into the Zone of Separation to support other United...[Read more]

28 Aug 2014 - Update on Irish Defence Forces Troops based in Golan Heights in Syria (UNDOF)

6.10 pm - There have been a number of engagements between armed elements in the Golan Heights in the last 36 hours.[Read more]

Army Weapons


Weapons training is a core activity of every unit of the Defence Forces. Each and every soldier trains on a wide variety of weapons from assault rifles to heavy support weapons.


  • Part 1-Behind the Scenes of Braveheart-Defence Forces Audio Visual School

  • Merrion Sq feat 6th Infantry Battalion & 28th Infantry Battalion

  • Artillery Shoot -Military Range-Glen of Imaal

  • 1 Arty Reg and Irish Naval Service at the National Memorial 26 July 14

Combat Support

The Cavalry Corps

The Cavalry Corps is one of the ‘teeth’ Corps of the Irish Defence Forces. The Cavalry Corps has a long, proud tradition of service to the State and the current incumbents of the Corps are reflective of the best values and qualities the Corps has maintained. Originally, the Cavalry Corps was called the Armoured Car Corps, with a fleet of light armoured vehicles.