Ombudsman For The Defence Forces

Just take a few minutes before you begin

Please visit the check-list which outlines the requirements relating to your complaint.

If you have supporting documentation for your Complaint, such as letters or reports, we advise that you print off the Complaint Form which is available in two formats, a Microsoft Word document or a Adobe Acrobat Reader file and send it with the supporting documentation in one envelope to the Ombudsman for the Defence Forces.

If there is no supporting documentation you can register your complaint with the Ombudsman for the Defence Forces on-line. To do so, please complete this form and click the Send button.

Whether you choose to submit a complaint on-line or by post please keep a copy of the completed Form for your records.

Part 1: Personal Details

Part 1: Personal Details

Please tick the boxes to show how you would like us to contact you. You can choose any number of options:

Part 2: Your Complaint

The action you wish to complain about:

The negative affect of the action:

The date when the action took place:

Person or people responsible for the action:

The internal complaint procedure:

Supporting Documentation:

If you have supporting documentation for your Complaint, such as letters or reports, we advise that you download and print the complaint form which is available in two formats, a Microsoft Word document or a Adobe Acrobat Reader file and send it with the supporting documentation in one envelope to the Ombudsman for the Defence Forces, 15 Lower Hatch Street, Dublin 2.

Any other Information:



You will be given the opportunity to print the completed Complaint Form after it is submitted. If you have already completed the form then you can view the print version here.

Please bear in mind that the details of your Complaint will have to be submitted to the Defence Forces and/or the Department of Defence as part of the Preliminary Examination and Investigation. If you are making a complaint against a named person/persons then that person/persons must be given a chance to respond. By submitting this Complaint Form you are consenting to the matters you raise being made known to those involved.




If you have any questions about this please contact the Office of the Ombudsman for The Defence Forces:

  • t: +353 01 663 32222
  • f: +353 01 663 3223
  • Lo-Call: 1890 252 281
  • e: admin@odf.ie
  • Or write to:
    Mr Patrick Anthony McCourt
    Ombudsman for The Defence Forces,
    15, Lower Hatch Street,
    Dublin 2 Ireland.