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Defence Forces Personnel Policy Branch

Defence Forces Personnel Policy Branch has overall responsibility for formulating, where appropriate, and monitoring the implementation of Human Resource Policy within the Defence Forces and for certain administrative functions relating to Defence Forces personnel matters including:

i. Arrangements for the commissioning and retirement of PDF officers

ii. Promotions and resignations of RDF officers

iii. Supporting the provision of a fair and effective military Redress and grievance system

iv. Oversight role in relation to Defence Forces training and related course undertakings

v. Enquiries on Defence Forces medals

Ombudsman for the Defence Forces

The Ombudsman for the Defence Forces was established pursuant to the Ombudsman (Defence Forces) Act, 2004. The Ombudsman, who is independent of the Minister for Defence, the Department of Defence and the military authorities, investigates complaints by members and former members of the Defence Forces.

Defence Forces Personnel Policy Branch is also the central Departmental point of contact for queries from the Office of the Defence Forces Ombudsman.

Defence Forces Personnel Policy Branch
Department of Defence

Contact: Ann Howard
Telephone: 00 353 45 492046
Contact: Declan Cahill
Telephone: 00 353 45 492335
Fax: 00 353 45 492097
Lo Call: 1890 251890

Related Links
Contact Defence Forces Personnel Policy Branch
Defence Acts 1954-1998 & Courts Martial Appeals Act 1983 - Restatement
Defence Forces Policy on Interpersonal Relationships in the Defence Forces
Ombudsman (Defence Forces) Act 2004

Contact Us

Department of Defence
Station Road
Co. Kildare
W12 AD93

Tel 00 353 45 492000
Fax 00 353 45 492017
* loCall 1890 251890
** Or call 0761 001 607

* Note that the rates charged for the use of 1890 (LoCall) numbers may vary among different service providers
** 0761 numbers are charged as a national number from landlines and mobiles and are often included in bundle deals offered by phone operators