• A Life Less Ordinary

    Today approximately 8,500 men and women serve in the Army.

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  • Defence Forces Organisation

    Army, Navy , Air Corp, Reserve

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  • Defence Forces Ceremonial

    Ceremonial Presence at State Occasions

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  • An Cosantóir

    Accurate and Timely Information

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  • Military Archives

    What is the Military Archives?

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General Defence Forces FAQ

Can I do work experience with the Defence Forces?

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Careers FAQ

What is the difference between enlisting as an Officer Cadet, an Apprentice or General Service?

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Naval Service FAQ

Is a Naval Career Exciting?

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Careers FAQ

How long can I stay in the Defence Forces?

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Guidance Counselor FAQ

How do I join the Army Ranger Wing?

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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]

Defence Forces Information Centre

DF Information Office

The Defence Forces Information Office is responsible for providing accurate and timely information to members of the general public as well as serving and past members of the Defence Forces. The Information Office forms one of the three sections of Public Relations Section and is co located with Publications section in the Curragh Camp in Co Kildare.

Latest News

image descriptionSaturday 22nd November 2014 - Army Bomb Disposal Team Rendered Safe Viable IED

8 pm - Army Bomb Disposal Team Rendered Safe Viable Improvised Explosive Device in Limerick City[Read more]

image descriptionMon 17 Nov 2014 - Air Corps Complete 100th Air Ambulance of 2014

11.45 am - Air Corps Complete 100th Air Ambulance of 2014[Read more]

image descriptionThursday 13th November 2014 - Army Bomb Disposal Team Rendered Safe two Viable IED's

5.30 pm - Army Bomb Disposal Team Rendered Safe two Viable Improvised Explosive Devices in Castlebar, Co Mayo.[Read more]

image descriptionMonday 10 November 2014 - Irish Defence Forces personnel take part in EU Battlegroup

10.05 am - Irish Defence Forces personnel take part in EU Battlegroup 'Exercise Joint Action' in Sweden[Read more]