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Minister Shatter reports on work undertaken in the
Department of Defence during 2013

Minister Shatter's Official Visit to the Middle East
Alan Shatter, TD, Minister for Justice, Equality & Defence reports on
work done during first 24 months of Government  more... 

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Strategy Statement 2011 - 2014
This Strategy Statement encompasses the Department of Defence and the Defence Forces and establishes the High Level Goal of the Defence Organisation.

Irish Defence Forces

The Irish Defence Forces consist of the Permanent Defence Force (PDF) and the Reserve Defence Force (RDF). The PDF includes the Army, Naval Service and Air Corps. The Reserve Defence Force comprises the First Line Reserve, the Army Reserve and the Naval Service Reserve.   The Defence Forces operate their own website at There you can find details on careers in the Defence Forces, publications, press releases and military archives amongst other information. An Cosantóir is the official magazine of the Irish Defence Forces and have a website at
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