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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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Officer Cadetships 2018

We live in a world of diversity; the Defence Forces needs men and women from all backgrounds. Play your part.

The Defence Forces are now accepting applications for Officer Cadetships.

  • Army Line
  • Army Engineer
  • Army Equitation
  • Army Ordnance
  • Air Corps Pilot
  • Naval Service Operations
  • Naval Service Electrical Engineer
  • Naval Service Marine Engineer

Candidates must be 18 years of age or above and under 27 years of age on  the 1st September 2018

Closing date for applications is 29th April 2018

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Applications are only being accepted online.


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