A notice about cookies

This website uses cookies. Some cookies may have been set already. To find out more about our use of cookies you can visit our Privacy policy. By browsing this website, you agree to our use of cookies.

Due to planned essential maintenance, the department’s email service will be unavailable over this weekend commencing from 6pm on Friday 21 February.

Minister Kehoe publishes the Defence Forces 5 year Infrastructure Programme 2020-2025.

The Defence Forces 5 year Infrastructure Programme details €145m worth of investment in Defence Forces facilities over the next five years.


Minister Kehoe Awards Contract for two New Maritime Patrol Aircraft for the Air Corps

Minister Kehoe has awarded a contract for the provision of two new Maritime Patrol Aircraft for the Air Corps.


Minister Kehoe publishes the White Paper Update

Following Government approval, Minister Kehoe has now published the White Paper on Defence – Update 2019. This update is the first in a new fixed cycle of defence reviews which the Government decided to introduce when it approved the White Paper on Defence in 2015.


Government launches Be Winter Ready Information Campaign 2019-2020

The government today launched the ‘Be Winter-Ready’ 2019 -2020 Information Campaign focusing this year on the different colour codings associated with Met Éireann weather warnings.

About us

To provide for the military defence of the State, contribute to national and international peace and security and fulfil all other roles assigned by Government

Read more

Contact us

Head Office, Department of Defence
Address: Head Office, Department of Defence, Station Road, Newbridge, W12 AD93
Phone numbers: 045 492000
Emails: info@defence.ie

Department of Defence (Galway)
Address: Department of Defence, Áras an tSáile, Renmore , Galway , H91 AN2E
Phone numbers: 091 743700
Emails: info@defence.ie

Civil Defence
Address: Civil Defence , Benamore, Roscrea , E53 CY80
Phone numbers: 0505 25310
Emails: civildefence@defence.ie

Office of Emergency Planning
Address: Office of Emergency Planning, National Emergency Coordination Centre, Agriculture House (2 East), Dublin 2, Kildare St, D02 WK12
Phone numbers: 01 2373800
Emails: oep@defence.ie