• 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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  • Defence Forces Ceremonial

    Ceremonial Presence at State Occasions

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  • An Cosantóir

    Accurate and Timely Information

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  • Military Archives

    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 description21 October 2016 - LÉ Samuel Beckett Rescues 772* Migrants

5.10pm. - LÉ Samuel Beckett Rescues 772* Migrants During a Complex Search & Rescue Operation[more]

image description23 October 2016 - Army Bomb Disposal Team make safe two viable IEDs

9.00am - Army Bomb Disposal Team make safe two viable IEDs at a derelict house near Cavan Town[more]

image description9th October 2016 - LÉ Samuel Beckett Recovers 5 Deceased Persons

12.05pm. - LÉ Samuel Beckett Recovers 5 Deceased Persons While Rescuing 118* Migrants During a Search & Rescue Operation[more]

image description11th October 2016 - Irish Defence Forces launches Defend With Pride

8.30pm - Irish Defence Forces Officially launches Defend With Pride, the LGBTA Network[more]