Director of Military Intelligence (Ireland)

The Director of Military Intelligence ("D J2") (Irish: Stiúrthóir Faisnéise Míleata) serves as the commanding officer of the Directorate of Military Intelligence, the intelligence section of the Irish Defence Forces, and the main foreign and domestic intelligence gathering service of Ireland. The D J2 is appointed by the Chief of Staff.

Director of Military Intelligence
Currently unknown
Directorate of Military Intelligence
Defence Forces
Reports toMinister for Defence
AppointerChief of Staff of the Defence Forces
SalaryUp to €111,617[1]

The Director of Military Intelligence is responsible for the provision of timely and accurate defence and security assessments to; the Chief of Staff, Minister for Defence and Secretary General of the Department of Defence, relating to internal and external threats to the security of the state and the national interest, and the safety and security of Defence Forces personnel deployed overseas on peace support operations.[2] The Chief of Staff and the Secretary General are both members of the Government of Ireland's National Security Committee (NSC) and advise the committee on security and defence matters.[3] Scheduled monthly intelligence summaries, threat assessments and briefings are provided in person by the Director to the Minister for Defence, who advises the cabinet and Taoiseach.[4] The Director of Intelligence is usually a senior officer from the Irish Army, and holds the rank of Colonel.[5][6]

The current Defence Forces Director of Military Intelligence is not publicly known.

See also


  1. "Written Answers - Defence Forces Personnel". Office of the Houses of the Oireachtas. Retrieved 13 July 2015.
  2. "Annual Report to the Minister for Defence for 2007" (PDF). Department of Defence and Defence Forces. Retrieved 11 July 2015.
  3. "Department of Defence and Defence Forces Annual Report 2013" (PDF). Retrieved 11 July 2015.
  4. "Department of Defence and Defence Forces Annual Report 2012" (PDF). Retrieved 11 July 2015.
  5. Corless, Damian (24 December 2005). "The name is O'Boyle . . . Seamus O'Boyle". Irish Independent. Retrieved 11 July 2015.
  6. Mulqueen, Michael (23 February 2005). "United We Stand? EU Counter-Terrorism Initiatives Meet A Small Member State's Security Community". All Academic Inc, Political Research Online, International Studies Association (46th Annual ISA Convention at the Hilton Hawaiian Village, Honolulu, Hawaii, March, 2005): 25. Retrieved 7 February 2014.
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