Defence Forces 2016Flags for Schools Initiative

As part of Ireland’s Centenary Programme to commemorate the 1916 Rising, Óglaigh na hÉireann, the Defence Forces, will play a key role in everything from State Ceremonial to assistance for our Local Authorities, our schools and our communities.

The first major task for Defence Forces 2016 is the delivery of an Irish Flag to every Primary School in the country, starting on 14th September 2015.

Read more about the Flags for Schools Initiative and how Óglaigh na hÉireann is supporting Ireland 2016 >>

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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

Recruiting in the RDF

The Army & Naval Service

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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]