RecruitmentGeneral Service

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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An Cosantóir

An Cosantóir - The Defence Forces Magazine

An Cosantóir is the official magazine of the Irish Defence Forces. First published in 1940, An Cosantóir provides, in print format, accurate and timely information about Defence Forces operations and policies to its members, their families and interested parties worldwide. A typical issue may contain articles dealing with new equipment, training, overseas service, unit and individual activities and achievements, international military affairs, military history, sport and much more. An Cosantóir is issued ten times a year to a readership of approximately 25,000.

An Cosantóir Online Edition

The An Cosantóir magazine is now available digitally online. Activate the link below and subscribe to the online version.

Subscribing to the Magazine

There are various methods for subscribing to the magazine. You can choose form the following:

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Latest Edition of An Cosantóir

The latest edition of An Cosantóir is now available on-line.


An Cosantóir Logo

An Cosantóir Logo

The logo first appeared in the March 1981 edition of An Cosantóir. It is a silhouette of a Soldier, Sailor and an Airman symbolising the Tri-Service of the Defence Forces.

This logo will appear throughout the website. This means that the article it is associated with has appeared in an edition of our magazine 'An Cosantóir'