Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Public Administration And Defence
Public Administration And Defence; Compulsory Social Security
Provision Of Services To The Community As A Whole
84.22 - Defence activities

500 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
17 July 2012
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
31 December 2012


It has been reported that as many as 500 redundancies are planned as a result of a re-organization of the Irish Defence Forces envisaged by the Defence Minister.

The minister said the re-organization is required because of the financial crisis besetting Ireland. Therefore, Ireland's army will see its three brigades merged into two units over the coming months. The south, east, and west brigades are to be be re-structured into southern and northern units to leave a 9,500 staff ceiling.


  • 18 July 2012: The Irish Examiner


Eurofound (2012), Defence Forces, Internal restructuring in Ireland, factsheet number 74023, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/74023.