2nd Brigade (Ireland)

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2nd Brigade
Irish: 2ú Briogáid
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2nd Brigade shoulder flash
Country Ireland
Part ofBadge of the Irish Defence Forces.svg Defence Forces
Garrison/HQCathal Brugha Barracks, Dublin
Brigadier General Michael Beary[1]
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Cathal Brugha Barracks, home to the Irish Army's 2nd Brigade

The 2nd Brigade (2 BDE) (known as 2nd (Eastern) Brigade until the 2012 reorganisation of the army) (Irish: 2ú Briogáid) is a brigade of the Irish Army. The brigade headquarters are in Cathal Brugha Barracks in Dublin.[2]

2nd Brigade provides security to various vital installations in its area of responsibility, including; Government Buildings, Áras an Uachtaráin (Residence of the President), foreign embassies, Dublin Airport, Dublin Docks (Dublin Port, Dún Laoghaire) and Knock Airport.[3]


  • Brigade HQ - Cathal Brugha Barracks, Dublin
  • 6 Infantry Battalion (Athlone)
  • 7 Infantry Battalion (Dublin)
  • 27 Infantry Battalion (Dundalk)
  • 28 Infantry Battalion (Ballyshannon)
  • 2 Artillery Regiment (Athlone)
  • 2 Cavalry Squadron (Dublin)
  • 2 Communication and Information Services Company (Dublin)
  • 2 Engineer Group (Athlone)
  • 2 Supply & Transport Group (Athlone)
  • 2 Ordnance Group (Athlone)
  • 2 Military Police Company (Dublin)


Training Facilities[edit]


  1. ^ "General Officer Commanding 2 Brigade". Irish Defence Forces. Retrieved 5 June 2016.
  2. ^ http://www.military.ie/army/organisation/2nd-brigade
  3. ^ "2nd Brigade". Defence Forces Ireland. Retrieved 31 July 2016.
  4. ^ http://www.military.ie/en/info-centre/how-we-are-organised/