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An Cosantóir Magazine

 

An Cosantóir - The Defence Forces 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 worldwide. A typical issue may contain articles dealing with new equipment, training, overseas service, unit and individual activities and achievements, international military affairs, military history, sport and much more.

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The logo first appeared in the March 1981 edition of An Cosantóir. It is a silhouette of a Soldier, Sailor and an Airman symbolising the Tri-Service of the Defence Forces. This logo will appear throughout the website. This means that the article it is associated with has appeared in an edition of our magazine 'An Cosantóir'

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13th March 2024
January/February 2024
The first edition of 2024 covers several interesting topics: - Cambrian Patrol, 28 Inf Bn - DF School of Music Centenary - Interview with DF Head of Transformation - Resilience in the DF - IUNVA Veterans - OCSC in 2023, Brig Gen Mulcahy - DF Values Awards - Leadership in the DF - The Irish Volunteers at War, 1916-1923 - Car Bombs and Barrack Busters - People of the DF - Gaisce Adventure Week, 2 BAR, Athlone
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20th December 2023
November, December 2023
This magazine is a round up of the last 12 months, and gives an overview of what all sections of the DF were involved in. It also includes Christmas messages from Uachtarán na hÉireann, Minister for Defence, Chief of Staff of the Defence Forces, Secretary General DOD and Head Chaplain of the DF. Finally, we also have a feature on the 2022 Sparx project and another extract from the Leadership Doctrine. We hope you enjoy this magazine, and Happy Christmas and best wishes for 2024.
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13th November 2023
September, October 2023
This edition contains articles on the recent acquisition of the C295 by the Air Corps, an intro to and extracts from the updated Leadership Doctrine, interviews with the recently appointed Heads of Transformation and Strategic HR; recent unit commemoration events including 100 years of the Artillery Corps and 50 years of the 27th Inf Bn; an account of the Military Rugby World Cup and a history and updates about the Defence Forces Dive Group; information on DF French Foreign Language Training and the Medical Standard Course; a feature by a RDF Doctor and a Veteran, an article on Decision Making focusing on the Cavalry Corps, a photo overview of the recent An Cosantóir 10k Road Race, and our usual features such as On Parade, From the Archives, and Sports and Clubs.
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5th October 2023
July, August 2023
This edition contains articles on the ACOS Brig Gen Rossa Mulchay, The Gainey Cup 2023, 122 Inf Bn UNIFIL, Exercise Raven's Challenge, DF Open day, SERE, Empowering Veterans, 4 Day March in Nijmegen, Kilester Garden Vilage, DF Camogie and 100 Years of DF Basketball.
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1st May 2023
May, June 2023
This Edition contains articles on Strengthening Firefighting Capabilities, A test of courage and skill, The 2023 International Sniper Competition, an Interview with the 2023 International Sniper Competition Team, From Pioneering Leap to Soaring Heights A Look Back On the Defence Forces First Freefall Parachuting Jump, Surveillance and Aircraft: Charting the future of Ireland's Maritime and Defence Air Operations, DF Adventure Race, The Origin, Concept & Treatments of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Overseas Current Deployments.
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1st March 2023
March, April 2023
This edition contains articles on 1 Bde Arty Regt Operational Capabilities Concept, Mindfulness & Meditation, ‘Ginger’ O’Connell and The Military Archives, DF Ladies Football - How it started, how it's going. Including a player profile of Lt (AR) Lisa O’Halloran, The true story of a barrack grave, Joseph Poole and Griffith Barracks and DF Sports & Clubs
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1st January 2023
January, February 2023
This edition contains articles on Pte Seán Rooney RIP, The 41st An Cosantóir 10k race, Mission Command, Cavalry Simulator, Defence Forces Men's GAA, An Cosantóir 10k race Block Winners 2022 and Coaching and Mentoring
1st May 2014
May 2014
This edition contains
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1st April 2014
April 2014
This edition contains articles on No Rest for No.1, Overcoming the Night, Bere Island Military Post, Medical Care Diploma, Passing the Baton, and Fighting Modern Slavery.
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1st March 2014
March 2014
This edition contains articles on Print Media Apprentice of the Year 2013, UNTSI - 20th Anniversary, Fort Dunree, 2 FD Arty Regt Assoc., Historic Pensions Collection Launched, and Sustained Support.