"to provide for the military defence of the State, contribute to national and international peace and security and fulfill all other roles assigned by government".
Programme for a Partnership Government
The Programme for a Partnership Government (2016)
includes a total of 14 separate commitments that have been assigned to the Department of Defence. Many of these overlap with extant White Paper commitments. Progress on implementation of these commitments is contained in an annual report
prepared by the Department of the Taoiseach.