Defence Forces Irish Language Scheme

This is the second Irish Language Scheme prepared by Óglaigh na hÉireann under section 11 of the Official Languages Act 2003.

This second Scheme aims to build on the progress made in the provision of services through Irish and bilingually in Óglaigh na hÉireann.


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]