Covid 19/Education

206 Defence Forces Personnel Receive Awards From SETU Carlow

The South East Technological University (SETU) Carlow held a Conferring Ceremony  to confer 206 awards to Defence Forces personnel. The collaborative partnership between the Defence Forces and SETU Carlow commenced…

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Defence & Security

Government Approves Defence Forces Participation in EU Battlegroup 2024/2025

The Government approved the participation by the Defence Forces in a German-led EU Battlegroup in 2024/2025. This will be the eighth occasion on which the Defence Forces have been part…

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Covid 19/Events

Monument Dedicated to Families of Jadotville Veterans at Custume Barracks Unveiled

The Minister for Defence, Simon Coveney, unveiled a monument dedicated to the families of the personnel of A Company, 35th Infantry Battalion who took part in the Siege of Jadotville…

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Defence & Security

Historic Levels of Investment in Defence Forces Built Infrastructure Plan

Simon Coveney TD, Minister for Defence and Foreign Affairs, announced details of the updated Defence Forces Built Infrastructure Plan (2022 – 2027). The Minister also confirmed a record allocation of…

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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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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/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

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

€2.4m Funding for Defence Forces to Develop Innovative Solutions

Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris TD and Minister for Defence and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney TD have announced €2.4 million in…

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Defence & Security

Launch of the Commission on the Defence Forces Report

Minister for Defence and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney TD, has welcomed the publication of the report of the Commission on the Defence Forces. The Commission was established on…

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COVID 19

Minister for Defence Announces Positive Changes for Soldiers with Post 1994 Contracts

Minister for Defence and Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney, announced positive changes to the terms and conditions for post 1994 soldiers contracts. The Minister welcomed agreement on his proposal for Privates…

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