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This section contains publications issued by the Department of Defence. All publications are available in standard PDF or Word format and a text only version in HTML. Click on the relevant link to view details of the publication. If you want to contact the Department regarding any of these publications please contact the Press Office by email info@defence.ie, eolas@defence.ie or by ringing (045) 492108

2 June 2017
Annual Report 2016 Irish Version

Sa Tuarascáil Bhliantúil seo déantar athbhreithniú ar fheidhmíocht na Roinne Cosanta agus Óglaigh na hÉireann le linn 2015
2 June 2017
Annual Report 2016

This Annual Report reviews the performance of the Department of Defence and the Defence Forces during 2016
13 February 2017
Defence Forces Employment Support Scheme

Defence Forces Employment Support Scheme Evaluation Report
22 December 2016
Strategy Statement 2016-2019 (Irish Version)

Cuimsíonn an Ráiteas Straitéise seo an Roinn Cosanta agus na Fórsaí Cosanta araon agus bunaíonn sé Cuspóir Árd-Leibhéil an Eagrais Chosanta.
22 December 2016
Strategy Statement 2016-2019

This Strategy Statement encompasses the Department of Defence and the Defence Forces and establishes the High Level Goal of the Defence Organisation
18 October 2016
Annual Report 2015 Irish Version

Sa Tuarascáil Bhliantúil seo déantar athbhreithniú ar fheidhmíocht na Roinne Cosanta agus Óglaigh na hÉireann le linn 2015
18 October 2016
Annual Report 2015

This Annual Report reviews the performance of the Department of Defence and the Defence Forces during 2015
30 September 2016
Report on the Defence Forces "Your Say" Climate Survey 2015

13 May 2016
Ministerial Brief 2016

This is a copy (with redactions made in line with the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2014) of the Ministerial Brief prepared by Departmental officials for the Minister for Defence.
8 February 2016
Independent review re Air Corps Aircraft Inspectors

Independent review into allegations concerning the certification, qualification and experience of Air Corps Aircraft Inspectors
1 December 2015
Red Cross Bill 2015

General Scheme of the Red Cross Bill 2015
30 October 2015
Annual Report 2014

This Annual Report reviews the performance of the Department of Defence and the Defence Forces during 2014
30 October 2015
Annual Report 2014 Irish Version

Sa Tuarascáil Bhliantúil seo déantar athbhreithniú ar fheidhmíocht na Roinne Cosanta agus Óglaigh na hÉireann le linn 2014
24 March 2015
Defence Forces (Forensic Evidence) Bill 2015

General Scheme of Defence Forces (Forensic Evidence) Bill 2015.
19 March 2015
Strategy Statement 2015-2017 (Irish Version)

Cuimsíonn an Ráiteas Straitéise seo an Roinn Cosanta agus na Fórsaí Cosanta araon agus bunaíonn sé Cuspóir Árd-Leibhéil an Eagrais Chosanta.
19 March 2015
Strategy Statement 2015-2017

This Strategy Statement encompasses the Department of Defence and the Defence Forces and establishes the High Level Goal of the Defence Organisation
3 September 2014
Third Report of the Independent Monitoring Group

The Third Report of the Independent Monitoring Group (IMG) presents a review of progress made by the Defence Forces since the publication, in December 2008, of the IMG’s Second Report.
16 July 2014
Ministerial Brief

This is a copy (with redactions made in line with the provisions of the Freedom of Information Acts 1997 and 2003) of the Ministerial Brief prepared by Departmental officials for Mr. Simon Coveney, T.D., Minister for Defence.
4 July 2014
Annual Report 2013 Irish Version

Sa Tuarascáil Bhliantúil seo déantar athbhreithniú ar fheidhmíocht na Roinne Cosanta agus Óglaigh na hÉireann le linn 2013
4 July 2014
Annual Report 2013

This Annual Report reviews the performance of the Department of Defence and the Defence Forces during 2013
3 March 2014
An Roinn Cosanta Scéim 2014-2017 faoi Alt 15 d’Acht na dteangacha Oifigiúla 2003

D'ullmhaigh An Roinn Cosanta an Scéim de bhun alt 15 d'Acht na dTeangacha Oifigiúla 2003.
3 March 2014
Department of Defence Scheme 2014-2017 under Section 15 of the Official Languages Act, 2003

This Scheme was prepared by the Department of Defence pursuant to section 15 of the Official Languages Act 2003.
13 September 2013
Annual Report 2012

This Annual Report reviews the performance of the Department of Defence and the Defence Forces during 2012
13 September 2013
Annual Report 2012 Irish Version

Sa Tuarascáil Bhliantúil seo déantar athbhreithniú ar fheidhmíocht na Roinne Cosanta agus Óglaigh na hÉireann le linn 2012
20 August 2013
Customer Charter - English

In this Charter we set out customer service commitments against which we will measure customer satisfaction levels.
20 August 2013
Customer Charter - Gaeilge

The Irish Language version of Customer Service Charter
20 August 2013
Customer Service Action Plan 2013-2015

The Customer Service Action Plan sets out the principles and standards of customer service which the public are entitled to expect from the Department of Defence
20 August 2013
Customer Service Action Plan 2013 - 2015 (Irish Version)

The Irish version of the Customer Service Action Plan sets out the principles and standards of customer service which the public are entitled to expect from the Department of Defence
1 July 2013
Green Paper

The goal of this Green Paper (2013) is to initiate and inform a broad consultative process, which will in turn inform the development of a new White Paper on Defence. This new White Paper on Defence will set out Ireland’s Defence policy framework for the next decade.
7 March 2013
Alan Shatter, TD, Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence reports on work done during first two years of Government

Alan Shatter, TD, Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence reports on work done during first two years of Government
20 November 2012
Value for Money Review of the Reserve Defence Force

VFM Review of the Reserve Defence Force
13 May 2012
Annual Report 2011

This Annual Report reviews the performance of the Department of Defence and the Defence Forces during 2011
13 May 2012
Annual Report 2011 Irish Version

Sa Tuarascáil Bhliantúil seo déantar athbhreithniú ar fheidhmíocht na Roinne Cosanta agus Óglaigh na hÉireann le linn 2011
17 April 2012
Strategy Statement 2011-2014 (Irish Version)

Cuimsíonn an Ráiteas Straitéise seo an Roinn Cosanta agus na Fórsaí Cosanta araon agus bunaíonn sé Cuspóir Árd-Leibhéil an Eagrais Chosanta.
17 April 2012
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
8 March 2012
Award of Contracts relating to Defence and Security, Regulations 2012

SI No 62 of 2012 - European Union (Award of Contracts relating to Defence and Security) Regulations 2012
12 December 2011
Department’s submission re 2011 Review of Expenditure

Department’s submission to the 2011 Comprehensive Review of Expenditure with redactions made in line with the provisions of the Freedom of Information Acts 1997 and 2003.
13 May 2011
Annual Report 2010

This Annual Report reviews the performance of the Department of Defence and the Defence Forces during 2010
13 May 2011
Annual Report 2010 Irish Version

Sa Tuarascáil Bhliantúil seo déantar athbhreithniú ar fheidhmíocht na Roinne Cosanta agus Óglaigh na hÉireann le linn 2010
14 December 2010
National Submission on an Integrated Strategy for the Atlantic

Ireland's input to the current discussion on the proposed Integrated Strategy for the Atlanticon an Integrated Strategy for the Atlantic
12 November 2010
Food for Thought Paper- Enhancing EU/UN Co-operation

Exploring the potential for the deployment of CSDP capabilities as an integral component in UN “Blue Hat” Crisis Management Operations
10 November 2010
Department of Defence Official Languages Scheme 2010-2013 (Irish Version)

This Scheme was prepared by the Department of Defence pursuant to section 11 of the Official Languages Act, 2003.
28 October 2010
Defence Scheme 2010-2013 under Section 15 of the Official Languages Act, 2003

This Scheme was prepared by the Department of Defence pursuant to section 11 of the Official Languages Act, 2003.
2 July 2010
Agreed Programme for Government - October 2009

22 June 2010
Defence Annual Output Statement 2010

The Output Statement describes the joint outputs of the civil and military elements of Defence and matches key outputs and strategic impacts to financial and staffing resources for the financial year
24 May 2010
Sectoral Biodiversity Action Plan

29 January 2010
Rannóg 16 Leabhar Tagartha

A guide to rules and practices of the Department of Defence and the Army Pensions Board
29 January 2010
Section 15 Reference Book

This reference book facilitates access to official information held by the Department of Defence and the Army Pensions Board.
29 January 2010
Section 16 Reference Book

This reference book facilitates access to official information held by the Department of Defence and the Army Pensions Board
29 January 2010
Rannóg 15 Leabhar Tagartha

This reference book facilitates access to official information held by the Department of Defence and the Army Pensions Board.
31 December 2009
Annual Report 2009 Irish

Annual Report 2009 Irish
21 December 2009
Annual Report 2009 English

Annual Report 2009 English
14 October 2009
Defence (Miscellaneous Provisions Bill 2009)

25 June 2009
Defence Annual Output Statement 2009

The Annual Output Statement of the Department of Defence for 2009. The Output Statement describes the joint outputs of the civil and military elements of Defence and matches key outputs and strategic impacts to financial and staffing resources for the financial year
16 June 2009
Defence Forces Medical Services Review

28 May 2009
Annual Report 2008 (Irish)

Annual Report 2008 (Irish)
28 May 2009
ANNUAL REPORT 2008

ANNUAL REPORT 2008
17 December 2008
The Second Report of the Independent Monitoring Group

The Report is a review of progress made by the Permanent Defence Force (PDF) since the publication, in September 2004, of Response to the Challenge of a Workplace. This Report in 2008 represents the unanimous views of the IMG and includes observations and recommendations for future consideration and implementation.
31 October 2008
Environmental Health and Safety Site Assessment for Naval Base, Haulbowline, Co. Cork

30 September 2008
Annual Report 2007 - English

The Annual Report of the Department of Defence for 2007. The report describes the progress we have made with the implementation of our Strategy Statement and related developments.
30 September 2008
Annual Report 2007 - Gaeilge

The Annual Report of the Department of Defence for 2007 - Gaeilge
19 August 2008
Strategy Statement 2008-2010 (Irish Version)

Leagann an Ráiteas Straitéise seo amach Fís agus Misean na Roinne Cosanta agus Óglaigh na hÉireann le haghaidh na chéad trí bliana eile 2008-2010.
19 August 2008
Strategy Statement 2008-2010

This Strategy Statement sets out the Vision and Mission of the Department of Defence and Defence Forces for the next three years 2008-2010
3 July 2008
Annual Output Statement 2008

The Annual Output Statement of the Department of Defence for 2008. The Output Statement describes the joint outputs of the civil and military elements of Defence and matches key outputs and strategic impacts to financial and staffing resources for the financial year
18 March 2008
Annual Report 2006 - English

The Annual Report of the Department of Defence for 2006. The report describes the progress we have made with the implementation of our Strategy Statement and related developments.
17 March 2008
Annual Report 2006 - Gaeilge

The Annual Report of the Department of Defence for 2006 - Gaeilge
12 March 2008
Department of Defence Official Languages Scheme 2007-2010

This Scheme was prepared by the Department of Defence pursuant to section 11 of the Official Languages Act, 2003.
12 March 2008
Department of Defence Official Languages Scheme 2007-2010 (Irish Version)

This Scheme was prepared by the Department of Defence pursuant to section 11 of the Official Languages Act, 2003.
19 October 2007
Bankform-ordinary

11 September 2007
Programme for Government - June 2007

26 July 2007
Defence Annual Output Statement 2007

24 July 2007
Defence Amendment Act 2007

24 July 2007
Defence Amendment Act 2006

5 April 2007
White Paper Review

A review of the Implementation of the White Paper on Defence 2000 – 2005
4 April 2007
Retention And Recruitment Of Women In The Defence Forces

Research intended to identify areas where action can be taken to maximise the number of women applicants to the Defence Forces, hence increasing the number enlisting. In addition, areas to be addressed for retention were also to be harnessed. This reoprt was carried out
15 November 2006
Annual Report 2005 (as Gaeilge)

The Annual Report of the Department of Defence for 2005 (as Gaeilge)
15 November 2006
Annual Report 2005 (English)

The Annual Report of the Department of Defence for 2005.
30 June 2006
Review of Minimum Height Standards for Department of Defence Personnel Intakes

The Minister for Defence requested that the Defence Forces produce a report on the issue of Minimum Height Standards for the Defence Forces. The current standard is 162.56 cms (5ft 4 ins) for both male and female applicants. The context of the Ministers request relates to his stated commitment to encourage increased female participation in the Defence Forces as part of the Government’s wider equality agenda programme. This is the report
29 June 2006
Defence (Amendment) Bill - 2006

An act to authorise the despatch of contingents or members of the Permanent Defence Forces for service outside of the state and to provide for related matters
6 February 2006
Hurley Report

An Independent Review of the Interaction between the Department of Defence / Defence Forces and the Parents and Family of the Late Private Kevin Barrett, in the Aftermath of the Tragic Death of Private Barrett on the 18th February 1999
26 July 2005
Annual Report 2004 - Gaeilge

The Irish version of the Annual Report of the Department of Defence for 2004. The report describes the progress we have made with the implementation of our Strategy Statement and related developments.
26 July 2005
Annual Report 2004 - English

The Annual Report of the Department of Defence for 2004. The report describes the progress we have made with the implementation of our Strategy Statement and related developments.
28 February 2005
Decentralisation Implementation Plan - February 2005

This document is the second iteration of the Implementation Plan prepared in 2004 and should be read in conjunction with the previous Plan which sets out this Department’s mandate; mission; structures and staffing; services and outputs; budgets; customer base and key relationships.
25 February 2005
Raiteas Straiteise (Strategy Statement) 2005-2007

The Irish Version of the Strategy Statement 2005-2007, along with the Defence Forces Strategy Statement describe what the Department and the Defence Forces will do in pursuit of mission success and how the approach is made. It covers the period from 2005- 2007
29 January 2005
Ombudsman (Defence Forces) Act 2004

This act provides for the appointment and functions of an Ombudman for the Defence Forces. This acts also amends the Defence Act 1954 and provides for related matters
5 December 2004
A Strategy for the Implementation of eProcurement in the Irish Public Sector

29 November 2004
White Paper

The White Paper sets out the policy on Defence for the next decade (2000-2007) with a view to ensuring an appropriate level of defence capability having regard to the changing defence and security environment both at home and abroad. The objectives of the White Paper are to provide a medium term policy framework within which Defence policy can evolve to set out a clear strategy for the next ten years; to provide for the continuation of the reform programme of Defence services, already commenced under the Defence Forces Review Implementation Plan, consistent with the national and international security environment and the state of the public finances; to ensure that the management of Defence services is in accordance with the evolution of the Strategic Management Initiative for the public service; and, to set out the basis for the future development of Civil Defence policy and the follow-up to the present "Towards 2000" strategy.
30 September 2004
Response to the Challenge of a Workplace (2004)

Report of the Independent Monitoring Group and Appendices.
17 January 2004
Defence in the Programme for Government

29 October 2003
Defence Acts 1954 to 1998 and Court-Martial Appeals Act 1983 Restatement

This publication is a Restatement of the Defence Acts 1954 to 1998 and the Courts-Martial Appeals Act 1983.
29 September 2003
Defence Forces Policy on Interpersonal Relationships in the Defence Forces

The legislation and the Codes of Practice have relevance for the Defence Forces, from a legal and ‘best practice’ perspective, and in drawing up the revised policy and procedures on Sexual Harassment, Harassment and Bullying, full account has been taken of the provisions of this legislation and the associated Codes of Practice. The aim of this Instruction is to set down policy and procedures regarding interpersonal relationships in the Defence Forces in order to deter unacceptable behavior and promote a service environment based on mutual respect and professionalism
25 August 2003
Annual Report 2003

The Annual Report of the Department of Defence for 2003. The report describes the progress we have made with the implementation of our Strategy Statement and related developments.
14 August 2003
Action plan under sustaining progress (released by the Performance Verification Group)

9 June 2003
Strategy Statement 2003-2005

The Strategy Statement 2003-2005, along with the Defence Forces Strategy Statement describe what the Department and the Defence Forces will do in pursuit of mission success and how the approach is made. It covers the period from 2003-2005
29 October 2002
eStrategy Statement

Presents a strategy statement for the delivery of Electronic Public service for the Department of Defence
29 October 2002
Defence Act 1954

Makes further and better provision in relation to the defence of the State and the Defence Forces and makes provision for other matters connected with or incidental to the matters aforsaid
13 September 2002
Individual Partnership Program

25 August 2002
Annual Report 2002

The Annual Report of the Department of Defence for 2002. The report describes the progress we have made with the implementation of our Strategy Statement and related developments.
25 August 2001
Annual Report 2001

The Annual Report of the Department of Defence for 2001. The report describes the progress we have made with the implementation of our Strategy Statement and related developments.
26 July 2000
Report of the inter-departmental task force on the future managment and development of the Curragh Camp

The Government approved the appointment of the Curragh Task Force on 27 July 1998. Its terms of reference were: to examine the ongoing threat to the integrity of the Curragh Plains which had arisen in recent years as a result of; a marked increase in the level of activities among users; and the level of developments taking place on the periphery of the Curragh. The Task Force was asked to report and make recommendations on the future management and development of the area. This is an abridged copy of the report

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