Commission on the Defence Forces – Report

The Report from the Commission on the Defence Forces was published on 09 February 2022.

The Commission was established on foot of a commitment in the Programme for Government and Government decision in December 2020 which also agreed its terms of reference and membership.

The Commission was comprised of members with a broad range of experience and expertise both nationally and internationally.

During a period of 13 months, the Commission considered  the appropriate capabilities,
structures and staffing of both the Permanent Defence Force and the Reserve Defence
Force  with a view to the immediate future, and the uncertain period beyond 2030.

As part of its consultation process, the Commission received 480 submissions, and met with over a thousand personnel of all ranks, at Defence Forces locations across Ireland.

To read the Report, please click below:

Report of the Commission on the Defence Forces ( Feb 2022)

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