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    Have You Got What It Takes?
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    Ground Troops of The Defence Forces
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    Protection of Airspace Operations
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    Meeting the Maritime Defence Requirements
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  • Defence Forces Overseas Missions

    The Chief of Staff of the Defence Forces Vice Admiral Mark Mellett presents Lieutenant Avril O'Rourke, Post Commander UN Post 6-52 with the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) Medal.
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    What Did You Do Last Weekend?
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The Reserve Defence Forces is now accepting applications for Army Reserve and Naval Service Reserve.

We are looking for men and women from all backgrounds who enjoy working as part of a team.

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and not more than 35 years of age on date of enlistment (We cannot accept applications from persons under 18 years of age).

Start your Online Application

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Naval Service Appointments

Naval Service Direct Entry Officers

The Naval Service has a number of opportunities for Bridge Watchkeeping Officers (Operations Branch), Marine Engineering Officers and Electrical Engineer Officers.

These are vital positions and we are looking for highly motivated individuals who combine professional skills with leadership ability and the desire to take their careers to exciting new places.

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The closing date for this competition is 23:59hrs on 31st December, 2016.

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Applications through Irish

To make an application through Irish send an email to recruitment@defenceforces.ie to request an application form.


03rd December 2016 - LÉ Samuel Beckett Assists in the Rescue of 140* Migrants

12.05pm. - LÉ Samuel Beckett Assists in the Rescue of 140* Migrants During a Search & Rescue Operation 23 Nautical Miles NW of Tripoli.[more]

image descriptionFriday, 02nd December 2016 - Army Bomb Disposal Team Make Safe a Suspect Device

1.10pm - Army Bomb Disposal Team Make Safe a Suspect Device in Rush, Co. Dublin[more]

image description28th November 2016 - LÉ Samuel Beckett Rescues 508* Migrants

1.05pm. - LÉ Samuel Beckett Rescues 508* Migrants During Search & Rescue Operations 50 Nautical Miles NW of Tripoli[more]

image descriptionFriday 25th November 2016 - The Minister with Responsibility for Defence, Mr Paul Kehoe T.D. to present Medals

3.40pm. - The Minister with Responsibility for Defence, Mr Paul Kehoe T.D., will Present the International Operational Service Medal to Members of the Defence Forces[more]


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