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Coveney okays associate membership of ICTU for armed forces ahead of pay talks
Defence Minister Simon Coveney said that the government is aware of the ‘longstanding desire’ of the body to associate with the union
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Insect repellant given to British armed forces as 'an additional layer of protection' against Covid-19
A Citriodiol-based spray has been given to personnel in light of the surgeon general’s advice
A woman has passed US Marine infantry training for the first time
Three dozen female Marine Corps officers had previously signed up for the infantry training program but failed to finish.
'Cruel decision': Trump signs order barring transgender people from US military
Trump has said he did the Pentagon a “great favour” by banning transgender troops.
'"They are soldiers...": Defence Forces WILL have guns during the Easter 2016 parade
Minister for Defence Simon Coveney said the Defence Forces will be central to practically all of the events that will happen next year.
Pictures: Irish Defence Forces personnel vote in Election 2014 ... from Mali
All members of the Defence Forces usually vote by postal ballot whether at home or overseas…
Russia approves use of military in Ukraine
British Foreign Secretary William Hague condemned the decision stating that it is potentially grave threat to the sovereignty.
TV documentary reveals the stories of Irishmen who fought for the British in WWII
The RTE programme reveals first hand accounts from the men who fought against the Germans in the Second World War.
Egypt army threatens action in 48 hours if Morsi fails to resign
In a statement read out on state television, it said the demands of the people must be met and gave 48 hours, as “a last chance”.
Prince Harry may return to Afghanistan as front line pilot
Captain Wales became a fully-qualified Apache Attack helicopter pilot yesterday.
Australia lifts ban on women serving on combat frontlines
“The last of the sex discrimination against women in frontline or combat roles will now be removed,” said defence minister.
Pentagon clears McChrystal of any wrongdoing
A Rolling Stone article was at centre of storm in which now retired Gen McChrystal was accused of being disrespectful about top US officials.