General Service RecruitmentThe Army

The Defence Forces is now accepting applications for Recruits in the Army.

We are looking for 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 career.

Applicants for General Service with the Army must be not less than 18 years of age and under 25 years of age on the date deemed as the closing date for applications.

The closing date for this competition is 23.59Hrs on the 4 September 2015.

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  • Overseas Organisation

    Today approximately 437 Personnel are serving overseas

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  • Current Missions

    Lebanon 2011, Same but Different

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  • Overseas History

    A proud tradition of participation in peace support operations

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  • Co-Operation in Europe

    Since 2009 The Defence Forces participates in the EU Battle Group

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  • Ireland and the United Nations

    Over 50 years of service

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  • Training for Overseas Service

    Mission Readiness

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  • Overseas

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Defence Forces - Overseas

Irelands Involvement with the UN

Ireland became a member of the United Nations in 1955. Since 1958, the Defence Forces have a continuous presence on peace support operations, mainly in the Middle East. However, in recent years, following the end of the cold war, Defence Forces personnel have also found themselves in many other parts of the globe as peace-keepers. 

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