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The Defence Forces is now accepting applications for Recruits in the Army.

We are looking for men and women from all backgrounds that possess a strong sense of duty, enjoy working as part of a team and are looking for a rewarding career.

Applicants for General Service with the Army must be not less than 18 years of age and under 25 years of age on the date deemed as the closing date for applications.

The closing date for this competition is 23.59Hrs on the 4 September 2015.

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Brigade Commanders

The country is divided into three areas for administrative and operational reasons, and in each area there is an infantry Brigade. The three brigade group structure envisages distinct operational areas of responsibility for each of the brigades and is supported in their responsibilities by the Naval Service and Air Corps. Each of the Brigade formations and the Air Corps are commanded by a Brigadier General while the Naval Service is commanded by a Commodore.

Please see the following links for further information:

General Officer Commanding 2 Brigade

General Officer Commanding DFTC

General Officer Commanding the Air Corp

Flag Officer Commanding the Naval Service

Ceremonial Guard

The National Monument

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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]