Gradam an Taoisigh

The Defence Forces were recently presented with a Public Service Excellence award by An Taoiseach, Mr Enda Kenny TD.

The award, “GRADAM an TAOISIGH” which was accepted by Defence Forces Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Sean McCann, was presented “For exceptional Service in May 2011 during the visits of Queen Elizabeth II and President Obama.


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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]