The implementation of increases to Defence Forces (DF) pensions from the Dept of Defence’s Pensions Financial Administration Finance Branch. Update you regarding the implementation of the following pension increases arising on foot of the extended Building Momentum Agreement; –       1 October 2022  – increase of 1%, or €500, whichever is greater, and  –       1 March 2023    – increase of […]

‘I was born into the Defence Forces. I grew up in it’

Breda Graham speaks to the Irish Defence Force’s first female Veteran Support Officer of its charity Organisation of National Ex-Service Personnel (ONE). Audra Larkin, ONE’s new Veteran Support Officer for the Cork and Kerry region highlighted the importance of the charity to those who need its support. The Organisation of National Ex-Service Personnel (ONE) was formed […]

National Volunteering Week – Connecting Communities 

To All our Volunteers around the country. Thank you for your time, support & kindness – without it, we wouldn’t be able to support those Veterans who need help & assistance. For information on ONE Veterans Charity visit: #DefenceForces #Veterans #Charity #SleepingFlags #FuchsiaAppeal #HopeCouture #Homeless #Homelessness #HomelessnessAwareness #Veteran #Housing #Fundraising #Help #Support #Funding #Donations #thankyou […]

Foreign Legion Veterans in Ireland commemorate the Battle of Camerone

Amicale des Anciens de la Legion Étrangère en Irlande / The Association of Foreign Legion Veterans in Ireland held a commemoration ceremony of the Battle of Camerone 1863 on the Main Square, National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks, Dublin on Saturday 13th May 2023. The ceremony was followed by refreshments and an exhibition of Legion […]

7th Annual Irish Military Seminar at Riverbank Arts Centre

Riverbank Arts Centre are delighted to once again welcome the Irish Military Seminar. Now in its seventh year the Irish Military Seminar, hosted by Kildare County Council and the County Kildare Decade of Commemorations Committee, is a series of free talks which take place over two days. This year the events will take place on […]


Note: This scheme is available only to those NCOs of Sgt rank or higher (Army & Air Corps) who completed all career courses before, and haven’t completed any career courses since September 2012. ii.         Research/Dissertation Paper: ii.         Up to Senior NCO course or Logistics Accountancy Course Module 1 and 2 for CS/FS, CQMS/FQMS or higher rank.

CIS/Signal Corp is holding a 100 Year Anniversary Celebration

The Defence Forces CIS/Signal Corp is holding a 100 Year Anniversary Celebration. All Serving and retired members, who have served in a PDF/RDF CIS/Signal Corps Unit, are cordially invited. The 100 Years Anniversary of the Irish Defence Forces Signal Corp. Thursday 22nd June 2023 Veterans: If you have served in the Signal Corp/CIS Corp of […]

SETU – 2023 New Frontiers Programme for Entrepreneurs

South East Technological University, Carlow Campus (Enterprise & Research Incubation Centre) in collaboration with Enterprise Ireland is currently recruiting for its 2023 New Frontiers Programme for Entrepreneurs. The intensive training and support programme provides desk space, mentoring, business master classes, networking plus €15,000 in financial support to accelerate business start-ups. Please pass on the details about […]

Payzone Ireland visit to Bru na bhFiann

Today we had a visit from Michele Ann Kelly, Head of Fundraising Business Development at Payzone Ireland, for a brief on our facilities and how ONE helps veterans in need. Pictured L/R: Wayne Fitzgerald, ONE Marketing & Fundraising Officer, Colm Campbell, ONE Board Chairperson, Paul Clarke, Chairperson 2 Inf Bn Assoc, Michele Ann Kelly, Payzone, Richard […]

ANZAC Day 2023

The Organisation of National Ex-Service Personnel (ONE) observes ANZAC Day and offers its best regards to its fellow veterans of Australia and New Zealand. ‘Lest We Forget’ ANZAC Day is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand that broadly commemorates all Australians and New Zealanders “who served and died in all wars, […]