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RecruitmentGeneral Service

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 22nd April 2018.

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Defence Forces Publications

The Defence Forces publish many Publications throughout the year. The following publications have been sanctioned for general distribution:

Department of Defence Forces and Defence Forces Annual Reports

Each year the Defence Forces in conjunction with the Department of Defence publish an annual Report.

List and view the DOD & Defence Forces Annual Reports

Defence Forces Review

From time to time the Defence Forces publish reviews.

List and view the Defence Forces Reviews

Defence Forces Strategy Statements

The Defence Forces will publish strategy statements.

List and view the Defence Forces Strategy Statements

Miscellaneous Reports

All other reports that are published by the Department of Defence or reports published by the Department of Defence in conjunction with the Defence Forces will be listed under this section.

List and view Defence Forces Miscellaneous Reports

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]