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About the Press Office


The role of the Defence Forces Press Office is to promote mutual understanding between the Defence Forces and the public through proactive engagement with the media.

The Defence Forces Press Office is based in Defence Forces Headquarters, Newbridge, Co. Kildare. It is the hub of a network of Regional Press Offices representing the Army, Air Corps, Naval Service, Reserve and all Overseas Units.

The Press Office is a small team of personnel combining military expertise with professional media and communications qualifications.

What does the Press Office do?

  • Provides a Defence Forces enquiry service for the media
  • Issues official Defence Forces comment to the media
  • Drafts and issues Defence Forces News Releases and promotes Defence Forces related stories
  • Explains Defence Forces activity through briefings, interviews, Press Conferences and media facilities hosted at Defence Forces establishments
  • Facilitates interaction between members of the Defence Forces and the media
  • Oversees the Defence Forces online presence
  • Facilitates programme makers in the production of Defence Forces related material
Contact Defence Forces Press Office
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Assistant Press Officer
Captain Kevin Kenny
Defence Forces Press Officer
Comdt Conor Hurley
Assistant Press Officer
Captain Eoin Clancy
Press NCO
Sgt Rena Kennedy

Please note that the Press Office deals with Press and Media Queries only.

Defence Forces Press Office
Address:Defence Forces Press Officer,
Public Relations Branch,
Defence Forces Headquarters,
Station Rd.,
Co. Kildare
W12 AD93
Office:+353 45 49 2502 ,  +353 45 49 2503 (Press and Media queries only)