• A Life Less Ordinary

    Today approximately 9,000 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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    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 description03rd December 2016 - LÉ Samuel Beckett Assists in the Rescue of 140* Migrants

12.05pm. - LÉ Samuel Beckett Assists in the Rescue of 140* Migrants During a Search & Rescue Operation 23 Nautical Miles NW of Tripoli.[more]

image descriptionFriday, 02nd December 2016 - Army Bomb Disposal Team Make Safe a Suspect Device

1.10pm - Army Bomb Disposal Team Make Safe a Suspect Device in Rush, Co. Dublin[more]

image description28th November 2016 - LÉ Samuel Beckett Rescues 508* Migrants

1.05pm. - LÉ Samuel Beckett Rescues 508* Migrants During Search & Rescue Operations 50 Nautical Miles NW of Tripoli[more]

image descriptionFriday 25th November 2016 - The Minister with Responsibility for Defence, Mr Paul Kehoe T.D. to present Medals

3.40pm. - The Minister with Responsibility for Defence, Mr Paul Kehoe T.D., will Present the International Operational Service Medal to Members of the Defence Forces[more]