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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.

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Applications will be accepted only online.


Applications through Irish

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

LATEST NEWS

Wednesday 22nd February 2017 - Naval Service and Air Corps Assist in the Recovery of a Fisherman

11.50pm - Naval Service and Air Corps Assist in the Recovery of a Fisherman Requiring Medical Assistance 225NM off Bantry Bay[more]

image description22 February 2017 - Defence Forces Bomb Disposal Team Makes Safe Viable IED

10.10am - Defence Forces Bomb Disposal Team Makes Safe Viable Improvised Explosive Device in Limerick[more]

image descriptionTuesday 21 Feb 2017 - Naval Service Assist in Recovery of Injured Fisherman

8.20pm - Naval Service Assist in Recovery of Injured Fisherman 200NM off Loop Head[more]

image descriptionTuesday, 21 February 2017 - Defence Forces Bomb Disposal Team Makes Safe Two Suspect Devices

6.40pm.  - Defence Forces Bomb Disposal Team Makes Safe Two Suspect Devices in Mayfield, Cork[more]

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