Defence & Security

Covid 19/Events

Minister Coveney Addresses RACO Annual Delegate Conference

The Minister for Defence Simon Coveney attended the Annual Delegate Conference (ADC) of the Representative Association of Commissioned Officers (RACO), in the Killashee House Hotel, Naas, Co. Kildare. Minister Coveney welcomed…

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COVID 19/World News

Minister Coveney Attends Meeting of EU Defence Ministers

The Minister for Defence, Simon Coveney TD, attended a meeting of EU Defence Ministers in Brussels. Ministers discussed the situation in Ukraine and what further steps the EU can take to…

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Defence & Security

Positive Measures to Retain Sergeants in the Permanent Defence Force

The Minister for Defence and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney TD announced that he has secured an interim arrangement which will allow for the continuance in service of Sergeants…

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Defence & Security

€4 Million Funding for Additional Accommodation at Collins Barracks

Simon Coveney, Minister for Defence and Minister for Foreign Affairs, announced that he has approved funding for the construction of a new accommodation Block at Collins Barracks, Cork to provide…

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Covid 19/Events

Identifying Connections for Collaboration in Security, Defence and Dual Technologies

The Department of the Defence and the Defence Forces hosted an information and networking event at the Aviva Stadium. The event provided opportunities for Irish Industry and research institutions interested…

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Defence & Security

Significant Improvements in Pay and Conditions for New Defence Force Recruits

The Minister for Defence, Simon Coveney TD, attended the Annual Delegate Conference (ADC) of the Permanent Defence Force Other Ranks Representative Association, (PDFORRA), in Jackson’s Hotel, Ballybofey, Co. Donegal. Minister…

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Covid 19/Business

Highest Ever Level of Capital Funding Provided to Defence in Budget 2023

Minister Simon Coveney welcomed the allocation of some €1.174 billion in Defence Group funding as outlined in Budget 2023. This allocation represents an increase of €67 million on the corresponding…

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Covid 19/Events

Minister Coveney Reviews Irish Troops Heading for Service with UNDOF

The Minister for Defence and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney TD, reviewed the Irish troops of the 66th Infantry Group who will leave in the coming weeks for service…

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Covid 19/Research

Ireland’s Key Position for EU Calls for Marine Security Strategy

Ireland needs to draft its own national marine security strategy as it faces similar threats as outlined in a new British document, experts have said. Britain’s National Strategy for Maritime…

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Defence & Security

Defence Forces Welcome Historic Increase in Defence Budget

The Chief of Staff of the Irish Defence Forces, Lieutenant General Seán Clancy, welcomes the Government’s approval of a High Level Action Plan that sets out the Government’s response to the recent report…

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Defence & Security

Minister Coveney Announces Extension to Sea-Going Scheme

Minister for Defence and Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney TD, was delighted today to announce an extension to the Naval Service Sea-Going Commitment Scheme and noted a significant expansion in the…

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Covid 19/Events

Dáil Approval of Defence Forces Participation in New PESCO Projects

The Minister for Defence, Simon Coveney, has welcomed the approval by the Dáil of his proposal for the Defence Forces to join four new Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) projects. The…

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Covid 19/Events

Naval Service Commissioning Ceremony in Haulbowline

Minister for Defence Simon Coveney attended this year’s Naval Service Commissioning Ceremony at the Naval base in Haulbowline, County Cork where cadets of the 60th class were appointed to be…

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Covid 19/Events

10th Anniversary of the Emergency Aeromedical Service

The Defence Forces Chief of Staff, Lieutenant General Seán Clancy and the General Officer Commanding Air Corps, Brigadier General Rory O’Connor attended the 10th anniversary celebrations of the Emergency Aeromedical…

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Covid 19/Business

New Defence Forces Recruitment Campaign ‘Be More’ Launched

The Minister for Defence, Simon Coveney and the Chief of Staff of the Irish Defence Forces, Lieutenant General Seán Clancy, have launched the new recruitment campaign, Be More with the…

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Covid 19/Research

12th Release of Material From Military Service Pensions Collection

The Minister for Defence, Simon Coveney, has announced the latest release of material from the Military Service (1916-1923) Pensions Collection (MSPC) online. This latest release of records is the twelfth…

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Covid 19/Events

Kildare County Council to Host 6th Irish Military Seminar

The Irish Military Seminar returns with an exciting full programme of lectures this year in venues across the county, including Castletown House, Celbridge, Naas and Newbridge Libraries and Newbridge Town…

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COVID 19

Opening of €3.2m Multi Sports Facility at Sarsfield Barracks Limerick

Simon Coveney TD officially opened a new Gymnasium and Multi Sports facility at Sarsfield Barracks, Limerick. The building represents a significant upgrading of the facilities of Sarsfield Barracks and is…

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COVID 19

Report to Minister for Defence from Raiseaconcern to be Submitted to the Independent Review Group

Minister for Defence and Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has received a report from Raiseaconcern, on the work undertaken by the Confidential Contact Person (CCP), to assist members of the Defence…

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Covid 19/Technology

Irish Defence Force Spending Set to Double To Defend Neutrality

Spending on the Irish Defence Force is set to double as the Government recognises the need to properly defend our shores. While Taoiseach Micheal Martin is keen for Ireland to…

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