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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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8th September 2016 - Defence Forces Veterans Day.

Óglaigh na hÉireann welcomes former servicemen and women, and their families to McKee Barracks, Blackhorse Ave, Dublin 7 at 2pm on Saturday 10th of September to recognise, honour, and commemorate our veterans.

This is the third such Veteran's Day to take place, an event that will be held annually and will rotate around the various military installations nationwide.

On this day, Saturday the 10th of September, the Defence Forces will especially remember all who have paid the ultimate sacrifice while serving at home or on overseas service with a ceremonial wreath laying commemoration.

A free shuttle bus will operate to and from Heuston Train Station to McKee Barracks from 1130am.


Press Release Date: 27th January 2015

For Further Information contact:

Press Officer: Comdt. Pat O'Connor

Tel: 045 49 2502 , 045 49 2503

Mobile : 087 2482130

E-mail: Press Officer