The Defence Forces is now accepting applications for General Service in both the Army and Naval Service.
We live in a world of diversity; the Defence Forces require men and women from all backgrounds that possess a strong sense of duty, enjoy working as part of a team, and are looking for a rewarding yet challenging career.
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.
The closing date for this competition is 23:59hrs on the Wednesday 5th April 2017.
When making an application for General Service Recruitment applicants should be aware that the areas of responsibility that applicants apply to are as follows: -
1 Brigade - Cork Interview Centre
Cork, Carlow, Clare, Galway, Kerry, Kilkenny, Laois, Limerick, Offaly, Tipperary, Waterford and Wexford
2 Brigade - Dublin/Curragh Interview Centre
Dublin, Cavan, Donegal, Kildare, Leitrim, Longford, Louth, Mayo, Meath, Monaghan, Roscommon, Sligo, Westmeath and Wicklow.
Where possible we will facilitate applicants to conduct fitness testing & interview at a location closest to their home.
Read more about the Army Recruits
Read more about the Naval Service Recruit
Applications will be accepted only online.
Applications through Irish
To make an application through Irish send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to request an application form.
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