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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Defence & Security

Tánaiste Launches ‘A Very Hard Struggle – Lives in the Military Service Pensions Collection’

Tánaiste and Minister for Defence, Micheál Martin TD, launched new book ‘A Very Hard Struggle – Lives in the Military Service Pensions Collection’ at the home of the Military Archives…

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Defence & Security

Increase in Patrol Duty Allowance for the Naval Service

Tánaiste and Minister for Defence, Mícheál Martin TD announced that the Patrol Duty Allowance paid to Naval Service personnel will be doubled after ten days at sea. This measure will take…

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Covid 19/Events

Tánaiste Welcomes European Defence Agency Chief Executive to Dublin

Tánaiste and Minister of Defence, Micheál Martin, welcomed European Defence Agency Chief Executive, Jiří Šedivý, to Dublin for discussions on Ireland’s ongoing involvement with the EDA to enhance and develop…

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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/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/Events

Tánaiste Micheál Martin Addresses Annual Delegate Conference of PDFORRA

The Tánaiste and Minister for Defence, Micheál Martin, attended the Annual Delegate Conference (ADC) of the Permanent Defence Force Other Ranks Representative Association, (PDFORRA), in Knightsbrook Hotel, Trim, Co. Meath….

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Covid 19/Events

Annual State Ceremony at Arbour Hill to Commemorate the Easter Rising

The Tánaiste and Minister for Defence Micheál Martin hosted the annual State Ceremony at Arbour Hill to commemorate the Easter Rising, and the executed leaders of 1916 who are buried in…

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Covid 19/Advice

Update On High Level Action Plan for the Report of the Commission on the Defence Forces

The Tánaiste and Minister for Defence Micheál Martin has published a comprehensive update on the status of each of the 38 early actions set out in the High Level Action…

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Defence & Security

Department of Defence Approved Funding of €150,000 for Sail Training Ireland

The Department of Defence has approved funding of €150,000 for Sail Training Ireland. Ministerial approval has been obtained to continue to provide funding to Sail Training Ireland for three more…

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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

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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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/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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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 announces a public consultation for the future management and preservation of the Curragh Plains

Mr. Simon Coveney, T.D., Minister for Defence and Minister for Foreign Affairs yesterday announced (March 2021) the launch of a public consultation process seeking views on the best way to…

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