• 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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Recruiting in the RDF

The Army & Naval Service

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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 descriptionMonday 01 February 2016 - Army Bomb Disposal Team Render Safe a Viable IED

10.30 am - Army Bomb Disposal Team Render Safe a Viable Improvised Explosive Device in Galway[more]

image descriptionThursday 28th January 2016 - Commissioning Ceremony

3 pm - Ceremony for 26 Newly Commissioned Officers in the Curragh[more]

image description18 January 2016 - Defence Forces Announces New Appointment

3pm - Defence Forces Announces Appointment of Assistant Chief of Staff[more]

image description15 June 2015 - LÉ EITHNE Rescues Approximately 100 Migrants on Rubber Craft

4.50 pm - LÉ EITHNE Rescues Approximately 100 Migrants on Rubber Craft 70 Kilometres North West of Tripoli[more]