Monday November 23, 2020

Reserve Defence Forces could serve overseas for first time

Simon Coveney calls for proactive campaign to encourage people to join Army, Naval Service and First Line Reserve

Aiden Corkery

Political Correspondent

22nd November, 2020
Irish Soldiers from the Reserve Defence Force, taking part in a field training exercise on the Glenn Of Imaal. Picture: Irish Defence Forces

Members of the Reserve Defence Forces could soon be able to go on overseas missions as part of new legislation being brought forward by the government.

Simon Coveney got cabinet approval last week to amend the existing legislation and allow reservists to support the Permanent Defence Force on a voluntary basis both within the state and overseas.

The Reserve Defence Force (RDF) comprises the Army Reserve, the Naval Service Reserve and the First Line Reserve....

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader



Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Then €19.99 a month after the offer period.

Get basic
*New subscribers only
You can cancel any time.



€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.




90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

2 Yearly



Unlimited Access for 2 Years

This product does not auto-renew

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Share this post

Related Stories

With just under six weeks to go until the end of the Brexit transition period, businesses are braced for rocky times as the old way of doing things becomes a thing of the past

Aiden Corkery | 1 day ago

Comment: Our government’s missteps during the current pandemic mirror those made during the financial emergency a decade ago

Colin Murphy | 1 day ago

The former European Commissioner for Trade is set to join the London Speaker Bureau and could command high fees for attending events

Michael Brennan | 1 day ago