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Army Careers

There are three entry levels for joining the Army i.e. as a Cadet, a Recruit or as an Apprentice. Each approach offers a different career path and differing challenges.

Air Corps Careers

The air component of the Permanent Defence Forces (PDF), the Air Corps constantly strives to recruit the best personnel.

Naval Service Careers

The Naval Service is an integral part of Óglaigh na hÉireann as the maritime component of the Defence Forces, with a men and women drawn from the 32 counties of Ireland

Reserve Defence Forces

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

Current Recruitment Opportunities

We require men and women from all backgrounds that possess a strong sense of duty, enjoy working as part of a team, and are looking for a rewarding yet challenging career.


Ex Serving Members can view the Terms and Conditions for re-joining and apply here.

Specialist Appointments

The Defence Forces have a requirement to enlist, into the various services within the Force, people with specialist qualifications or skills in order to fill vacant appointments.


Welcome to our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page. Here you will find questions about - Eligibility, Requirements, the Application Process and Training