A recruitment drive is currently under way for the Irish Defence Forces Naval Service Reserve.
The recent White Paper on Defence recognised the importance of the reserves amid Ireland’s growing national and international maritime responsibilities.
The current strength of the naval reserves is 144. This is made up of 19 officers, 43 non-commissioned officers, and 82 enlisted men. However, plans are in place to more than double this to 296 personnel.
Recruitment is under way in four centres for naval reservists:
- Cork, and