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Public Information

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.

Defence Research, Technology and Innovation (RTI) Unit

The mission of the RTI unit is to strengthen Ireland's Defence capability and derive wider societal benefit by enhancing innovation capacity in Defence and developing a robust innovation ecosystem across Defence, Government, industry and academia.

An Cosantóir Magazine

An Cosantóir is the official magazine of the Irish Defence Forces. First published in 1940, An Cosantóir provides accurate and timely information about Defence Forces operations and policies to its members, their families and interested parties worl...

Defence Forces Families

DF Families provides support to spouses, partners and parent of Defence Forces Personnel stationed on island or serving on an overseas deployment

Defence Forces Ceremonial

The Defence Forces participates in various national ceremonies throughout the year. Read more about those ceremonies

Defence Forces Museums

View some information about The Defence Forces military museums and visitor centres around the various brigades and formations covering Defence Forces history and information.

Military Archives

Apart from serving the evidential, legal and heritage needs of the Defence Forces and the Department of Defence, Military Archives can provide public services to a broad spectrum of interests

TY Students / School Visits / Requests to Visit DF Barracks

The Defence Forces conducts work experience for transition year students normally twice a year; once in spring and once in autumn. We also accept visits from Schools during school term.


The Defence Forces produce many publications throughout the year. Here is a list of current and past publications

Courts Martial

The main purpose of the Court-Martial system is to provide a mechanism for the enforcement of Military Law in the Defence Forces. Read about Military Courts Martial

Freedom of Information

This section contains extracts from the reference book which has been prepared and published in accordance with the requirements of section 15 of the Act. Its purpose is to facilitate access to official information held by the Defence Forces.

Glen of Imaal- Walking Route Closures

The Military Lands in the Glen of Imaal are the Irish Defence Force’s (DF) largest live fire range area and have been in continuous use for over a century. The training area is currently used to prepare DF personnel train to carry out their duties a...

DFTC Road Closures

The Defence Forces Training Centre (DFTC), as part of ongoing training conducts ,from time to time, live firing practices on Range No.3 which will necessitate the temporary closure of a 1.6km section of the Hollow Road