Military CareersApprentice Military Aircraft Technician

The Air Corps is now accepting applications for the Apprentice Military Aircraft Technician scheme. We are looking for motivated people who enjoy working as part of a Team.

Successful candidates will become an integral part of the Air Corps maintenance team providing technical support to the Air Corps fleet.

Successful candidates will graduate with a Bachelor of Engineering Technology in Military Aviation Technology Level 7 (Tech), accredited by the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT).

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The closing date for this competition 23.59Hrs on August 10th, 2017.


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Offshore Patrol Vessel

The Naval Service operates three offshore patrol vessels. All these vessels were built in Verlome Dockyard in Cork and were commissioned into service during the late 1970s and early 1980s.  These vessels patrol the Irish EEZ. During their service these vessels have completed numerous re-supply missions to Irish troops serving overseas with the United Nations.

Naval Service Offshore Patrol Vessels

LÉ Samuel Beckett

LÉ Samuel Beckett is latest Offshore Patrol Vessel and represents an updated and lengthened version of the original RÓIS͍N Class.

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Ships Characteristics
Type Offshore patrol Vessel
Length 65.2m
Beam 10.5m
Draught 4.4m
Main Engines

2 X SEMT- Pielstick Diesel
4,800 HP
1 Shaft

Speed 17 knots
Range 6750 Nautical Miles @ 12 knots
Crew 46 (5 Officers)
Weaponary Aboard
Main Armament

Bofors 40mm L70 Canon

Secondary Armament 2 X 20mm Rheinmetall RH202 Canon
Small Arms

Various small arms ranging from:
9mm Pistol to 7.62mm General Purpose Machine Gun

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Ceremonial Guard

The National Mounument

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Friday14th July 2017 - The Defence Forces to Commence Changing of the Guard Ceremonies

12.05pm - The Defence Forces to Commence Changing of the Guard Ceremonies for 2017 at the National Memorial, Merrion Square[more]

13th July 2017 - Naval Service Officer Commissioning Ceremony

13th July 2017, 2pm - Naval Service Officer Commissioning Ceremony & Deployment of LÉ WB Yeats to Mediterranean[more]