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Defence Forces Member's Area

Updated: 04 JUNE 2020- Chief Of Staff address to Óglaigh na hÉireann RE COVID-19

Chief of Staff's Message 'To the Men and Women of Óglaigh an hÉireann' 14 JULY 2020

IMPORTANT Information on COVID-19

Internal Announcements for DF Members

  • World Mental Health Day 10th October 2020

PSS Mental Health day.pdf (size 849.6 KB)

This revision reflects the implementation of a 2% increase to the annualised amount of basic salary for Permanent Defence Force personnel with effect from 1st October, 2020 as provided for under the Public Service Stability Agreement 2018-2020.
Also, from 1st October, 2020 fixed allowances which are not calculated as a specific percentage or specified proportion of basic salary will be restored to the monetary value which existed at 31 December 2009. This measure relates solely to fixed periodic allowances payable on 1 January, 2010 and were reduced by either 5% or 8% under the Financial Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (No. 2) Act 2009 and which continue to be paid as fixed allowances separate to basic pay.

Training Announcements and Updates

Returning To Work Guidance Documents

Defence Forces Press Statements and Internal Messaging

Press Statements

SOPs & Tac Aides

         DF Podcast - Series 1

Episode 1. Looking After Your Mental Health - with Comdt Dorota O'Brien

Episode 2. LÉ James Joyce in the Fight Against COVID-19 - with Lt Cmdr Mike Brunicardi

Episode 3. The Sniper - with Sgt Karl Johnson

Episode 4. The Air Corps Cadetship - with Lt Niall Dungan

Episode 5. The Army Cadetship - with Capt Grainne Kenneally

Episode 6. The Naval Service Cadetship - with Lt Paul O'Brien

Episode 7. The Cavalry Corps - with Sgt Larry Havens

Episode 8. The Military Diver - with L/S Ryan Carroll

Episode 9. The Air Corps - with Capt Eugene Mohan

Episode 10. 26 Years of Service - with CS Sandra Murphy, Sgt Rena Kennedy and Sgt Leona Walsh

         DF Podcast - Season 2

Episode 1. From Dundalk to Lebanon - with Sgt Rico Lucchesi

Episode 2. Recruit Training in the Naval Service - with L/S Katie O' Leary

Episode 3. The Ordnance Corps - with EOD Officer

Episode 4. SERE Training - With Capt Barry Jones

Episode 5. Gaelic Games and the Defence Forces - with Comdt Ramsbottom, Comdt Earley and Sgt O'Connor

Episode 6. Maritime Interdiction Operations - with Lieutenant Commander's Brett, Brunicardi and Cotter

Instructional Videos

Best Practice in the Workplace and at Home

AB Wipes Instruction

PPE Instruction

Health & Fitness during Quarantine

Defence Forces Documents on COVID - 19

Health Service Executive (HSE) Public Information and Advice

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