• A Life Less Ordinary

    Today approximately 9,000 men and women serve in the Army.

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  • Defence Forces Organisation

    Army, Navy , Air Corp, Reserve

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    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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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 description19th of September 2016 - Ministerial Review of the Golan Heights bound troops

1.30pm - Minister with Responsibility for Defence, Paul Kehoe, T.D.,Reviews Irish Troops heading for service with UNDOF[more]

image description14th September 2016 - LÉ James Joyce Recovers 5 Deceased Persons While Rescuing 265* Migrants

6pm - LÉ James Joyce Recovers 5 Deceased Persons While Rescuing 265* Migrants During a Search & Rescue Operation 32 Nautical Miles North West of Tripoli[more]

image description11th September 2016 - LÉ James Joyce Rescues 108* Migrants

3.10pm - LÉ James Joyce Rescues 108* Migrants During Search and Rescue Operations 35 Nautical Miles NW of Tripoli[more]

image descriptionMonday 12th of September, 2016 - 0900 - Defence Forces Conduct Mission Readiness Exercise

0900 - Defence Forces Conduct Mission Readiness Exercise in Preparation for UNDOF (Golan Heights) Deployment[more]