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FOI - Publication Scheme

Section 8 of the Freedom of Information Act 2014 requires FOI bodies to prepare and publish as much information as possible in an open and accessible manner on a routine basis outside of FOI, having regard to the principles of openness, transparency and accountability as set out in Sections 8(5) and 11(3) of the Act.

This allows for the publication or giving of records outside of FOI provided that such publication or giving of access is not prohibited by law.
The scheme commits FOI bodies to making information available as part of their normal business activities in accordance with this scheme.

Please find the FOI Publication Scheme for Óglaigh na hÉireann below.

Each link leads to a page comprising relevant information in the category or to links to relevant information on the Defence Forces Ireland (Óglaigh na hÉireann) website.

If the information you require cannot be found here, you may wish to conduct a search on the this website, or to contact one of the Defence Forces information office.

Contact details by Brigade and Formation are provided at the ‘Contact US’ link.

Defence Forces Organisation
The ArmyThe Naval ServiceThe Air Corps
Defence Forces Mission Statement

Governance and Management
Governance/Management ArrangementsDefence Forces Strategey Statements

Defence Forces Annual Reports
DOD and Defence Forces Annual Reports

Defence Forces Pay Structure
Defence Forces Pay Rates

Location and Contact Details
All Defence Forces Contact List

Decision Making Process for Major Policy Proposals

White Paper
Defence Forces White Paper

Financial & Procurement Information

With effect from 15 June 2009, Government Decision No. S29296 of 19 May 2009 requires Government Departments to make payments to suppliers of goods and services within 15 days from receipt of a valid invoice. The Department of Defence has put measures in place to meet this commitment and will produce quarterly reports on payments to suppliers. Reports for the available quarters are beneath.

Financial Reports
Prompt Payment Informatiion
Appropriation Accounts

Purchasing for the Defence Forces is carried out by both Contracts Branch (Department of Defence) and various units within the Defence Forces. Contracts Branch is based at the Department of Defence, Station Road, Newbridge, Co. Kildare.

Contact details for the various military units are set out in any request for tender notices as published on

Additional Information on Procurement
Department of Defence Contracts Branch