Defence & Security

Tánaiste Welcomes Government Approval for Drafting of New Bill to Drive Cultural Transformation in the Defence Forces

The Tánaiste and Minister for Defence, Micheál Martin TD, welcomed the Government’s approval for the drafting of the Defence (Amendment) Bill 2023 to drive cultural transformation in the Defence Forces….

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Defence & Security

Publication of Implementation Plan for Report of the Commission on the Defence Forces

The Detailed Implementation Plan for the Report of the Commission on the Defence Forces has been published. This is another step in the transformation of the Defence Forces and builds…

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Covid 19/Research

Minister for Defence Welcomes Publication of the Strategic Framework

The Tánaiste and Minister for Defence Micheál Martin welcomed the publication of the Strategic Framework 2023 – Transformation of the Defence Forces. The aim of the Strategic Framework is to support…

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Defence & Security

Publication of Department of Defence and Defence Forces Annual Report 2022

The Tánaiste and Minister for Defence, Micheál Martin TD, has welcomed the publication of the Department of Defence and Defence Forces Annual Report for 2022. The Annual report reviews the…

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Covid 19/Business

Minister For Defence Reviews Progress On Defence Forces Infrastructure Plan

The Tánaiste and Minister for Defence, Micheál Martin visited the Curragh, Co Kildare, to review the impact of the record allocation of €55m towards improving Defence Forces buildings under the Defence Forces Infrastructure Plan….

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Covid 19/Events

New Defence Forces Head Of Transformation Appointed

Brian Molloy has been appointed as the new Defence Forces Head of Transformation, coming from the Social Welfare Appeals Office where he worked as the Chief Appeals Officer and Director. Molloy…

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Covid 19/Technology

Arrival of First of Two Airbus C295 Maritime Patrol Aircraft for Defence Forces

Tánaiste and Minister for Defence Micheál Martin visited Casement Aerodrome to welcome the arrival of the first of two Airbus C295 Maritime Patrol Aircraft. The Tánaiste was accompanied by the…

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Covid 19/Events

Innovation of Defence Forces and Department of Defence Participants Showcased at DefenceSparx Event

An event showcased the work completed by the Defence Organisation during DefenceSparx, an Innovation Mindset and Skills Development Programme for Defence. DefenceSparx is an initiative of the joint civilian/military Research,…

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Covid 19/Technology

Million-Euro Idea In SFI-Defence Organisation Innovation Challenge Revealed

Tánaiste and Minister for Defence Micheál Martin and Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris, announced the winners of the first SFI-Defence Organisation Innovation Challenge. Over a period of…

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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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