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The Defence Forces is now accepting applications for General Service in both the Army and Naval Service.

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 close on Sunday 29th April 2018.

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Court Martial Diary

  • The Summary Court-Martial (Trial) sitting at 1030 hours on Tuesday 6th February 2018 (estimated duration: 1 day)
  • A Limited Court-Martial (pre-trial hearing) sitting at 1030 hours on Tuesday 20th February 2018 (estimated duration: 2 hours)
  • A Limited Court-Martial (pre-trial hearing) sitting at 1400 hours on Tuesday 20th February 2018 (estimated duration: 2 hours)
  • The Summary Court-Martial (Trial) sitting at 1030 hours on Monday 5th March 2018 (estimated duration: 3 days)
  • The Summary Court-Martial (Appeal Hearing) sitting at 1030 hours on Tuesday 13th March 2018 (estimated duration: 2 days)
  • The Summary Court-Martial (Appeal Hearing) sitting at 1030 hours on Tuesday 20th March 2018 (estimated duration: 2 days)
  • The Summary Court-Martial (Trial) sitting at 1030 hours on Tuesday 10th April 2018 (estimated duration: 3 days)
  • The Summary Court-Martial (Trial) sitting at 1030 hours on Tuesday 1st May 2018 (estimated duration: 3 days)
Reserve Forces

Recuiting Now

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The Badge Design

The Badge design (common to all Corps and Services and all orders of dress) is derived from the badge of the Irish Volunteers and was designed by Professor Eoin MacNeill, Chairman of the National Executive of the Irish Volunteers. This badge was originally adopted by the Irish Volunteers in October 1914. [Read more]