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Thursday, 17th May 2018 - Irish Troops Return to Dublin Airport

4.30pm - Irish Troops Return to Dublin Airport Following a Six Month Deployment with UNIFIL in South Lebanon[more]

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14th of June 2016 - Death of Lieutenant General David Stapleton DSM

6.45pm - Death of Lieutenant General David Stapleton DSM, former Chief of Staff of the Defence Forces.[more]

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The Reserve Defence Forces is now accepting applications for Army Reserve and Naval Service Reserve.

We are looking for men and women from all backgrounds who enjoy working as part of a team.

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and not more than 35 years of age on date of enlistment (We cannot accept applications from persons under 18 years of age).

The closing date for applications is 23:59hrs on 4th June 2018

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What did you get up to last weekend?

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Well, if it involved getting together with a 100 or so good friends and firing semi-automatic Steyr AUG rifles or being part of an artillery gun crew, then you already know about the unique challenges and attractions of the Reserve Defence Forces. If not, maybe you should check it out.
As a part-time force receiving professional military training, your time in the Reserves will bring experiences and challenges that will draw upon all your physical and mental abilities. And whatever you do for a living, you’ll find a unit in the Reserve that fits with your lifestyle, interests and skills.
So what are the entry requirements? Well, if you are over 18 and under 35 years of age and are willing to face the challenges that only the military can offer, see how to join now.
The RDF is organised into the First Line Reserve and a Second Line Reserve. The First Line Reserve comprises former members of the Permanent Defence Force and the Second Line Reserve comprises the Army Reserve and the Naval Service Reserve.
The restructured Reserve Defence Force RDF (na hÓglaigh Cúltaca) was established in October 2005 to replace An Fórsa Cosanta Áitiúil and An Slua Muirí and has more recently undergone a reorganisation in tandem with the Permanent Defence Force as part of the “Single Force” concept.

The Reserve Defence Force consists of the Army Reserve and the Naval Service Reserve. The Army element is designated the Army Reserve (Cúltaca an Airm).  The Naval element is designated the Naval Service Reserve (Cúltaca na Seirbhís Cabhlaigh).

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