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Got what it takes? The Irish Naval Service is looking for 80 new recruits

Interested? You’ve three weeks to get an application in.

Naval recruits take part in a training exercise at Haulbowline Naval Base.
Naval recruits take part in a training exercise at Haulbowline Naval Base.
Image: David Jones

THE IRISH NAVAL Service has launched a recruitment campaign for 80 new recruits.

The process got underway yesterday – and anyone interested has until 27 March to apply.

“We are looking for men and women from all backgrounds that possess a strong sense of duty, enjoy working as part of a team and are looking for a rewarding career,” the Naval Service said, on its website.

Applicants must be at least 18 and under the age of 27 on the closing date for applications.

More information on training is available from the Naval Service, and applications can be made here.

Speaking last month, Defence Minister Simon Coveney said the Government was committed to maintaining the strength of the Permanent Defence Force at 9,500 personnel – comprising of 7,520 Army, 886 Air Corps and 1,094 in the Naval Service.

“As the Permanent Defence Force is currently below the agreed stabilised strength of 9,500, it is intended that targeted recruitment will continue in 2015,” he said, answering a Dáil question.

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