Public Consultation: Commission on the Defence Forces

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The Commission on the Defence Forces has been tasked by Government to undertake a comprehensive review of the Defence Forces and to report on its recommendations by the end of 2021. As part of its work, the Commission is conducting a public consultation and invites your views.

In the context of the current security environment and the roles of the Defence Forces as assigned by Government to the Defence Forces, and having regard to the detailed Terms of Reference assigned to the Commission on the Defence Forces by Government, you are invited to make a submission to the Commission under any or all of the four following headings:

  1. Capabilities
  2. Structures
  3. Staffing
  4. Any other comments in relation to the Defence Forces having regard to the Commission’s Terms of Reference


Details on the consultation are available here

Your submission can be as brief as you wish but, in any event, should not exceed 5,000 words in total. A link to a response template is given below:



The formal consultation process has been extended until 19 March 2021 and submissions are welcome from any interested parties. Using the response template, you are invited to email your submission

  • By email to info@codf.gov.ie or
  • By post to Commission on the Defence Forces, Floor 1 West, Agriculture House, Kildare Street, Dublin 2, D02 WK12


Source: https://www.gov.ie/en/consultation/2527d-public-consultation-commission-on-the-defence-forces/

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