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2018 - AN COSANTÓIR 10K


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.

Both Competitions will Launch on MONDAY 10Th September 2018 and will close at 23:59hrs on Sunday 7th October 2018.

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.


LATEST NEWS

18th September, 2018 - Ministerial Review

9am - Ministerial Review of the Syria Bound 58th Infantry Group[more]

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10.05am - Defence Force Launch General Service Recruitment Campaign[more]

image descriptionFriday 13 July 2018 - Defence Forces Support to Wildfires

5pm - Defence Forces Support to Wildfires[more]

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