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From TheJournal.ie 'I either have to leave the Defence Forces or stay and be homeless with my pregnant wife' Housing Crisis

'I either have to leave the Defence Forces or stay and be homeless with my pregnant wife'

Officers today called for the provision of quarters for married couples or the introduction of a rent allowance to assist them.

From TheJournal.ie Defence Forces Chief: 'Some great people are making the choice to leave the organisation' Retention Crisis

Defence Forces Chief: 'Some great people are making the choice to leave the organisation'

Mark Mellett said he believes the organisation’s challenges will get worse before they get better.

From TheJournal.ie US soldier arrested for sharing bomb-making instructions and discussing bombing TV station Bomb

US soldier arrested for sharing bomb-making instructions and discussing bombing TV station

The discussions in a Facebook group chat also mentioned targeting presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke.

From TheJournal.ie Defence Forces officers vote to accept €10m allowance proposals Defence Forces

Defence Forces officers vote to accept €10m allowance proposals

The government has said the changes would make Irish military careers more attractive.

From TheJournal.ie Veterans commemorate 50th anniversary of British Army deployment in Northern Ireland Operation Banner

Veterans commemorate 50th anniversary of British Army deployment in Northern Ireland

Operation Banner began in August 1969 and lasted until 2007.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach has ‘absolute confidence’ in Kehoe after navy ship claims Navy Ships

Taoiseach has ‘absolute confidence’ in Kehoe after navy ship claims

Kehoe became embroiled in confusion over the weekend when he said two vessels were docked for maintenance reasons and not for staff shortages.

From TheJournal.ie Call to restore pre-crash allowances to 'stop members of Defence Forces leaving in droves' Retention Crisis

Call to restore pre-crash allowances to 'stop members of Defence Forces leaving in droves'

There were 256 discharges in the first four months of 2019.

From TheJournal.ie Cabinet to hear proposal to send Army Ranger Wing to Mali Peacekeeping

Cabinet to hear proposal to send Army Ranger Wing to Mali

If approved this would be the first deployment of the ARW overseas in their special forces role since their deployment to Chad in 2008.

From TheJournal.ie At least 35 people killed, including eight-year-old child, in 'brutal' crackdown on protesters in Sudan

At least 35 people killed, including eight-year-old child, in 'brutal' crackdown on protesters in Sudan

Hundreds of people were also injured when a sit-in was forcefully broken up by the military.

From TheJournal.ie 'Soldiers are living on the breadline': More than 3,000 quit Defence Forces in four years Security

'Soldiers are living on the breadline': More than 3,000 quit Defence Forces in four years

Raco is calling for the introduction of an independent pay review body to help address the staff retention crisis.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What's happening in Sudan? Sudan

Explainer: What's happening in Sudan?

The country’s president Omar-al-Bashir was removed from power and detained by the army yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie 'Totally unacceptable': British soldiers shown shooting at Jeremy Corbyn target Investigation This post contains videos

'Totally unacceptable': British soldiers shown shooting at Jeremy Corbyn target

The Ministry of Defence has launched an investigation.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí attend scene after suspect device reported in Edenmore Dublin

Gardaí attend scene after suspect device reported in Edenmore

They were made aware of the suspected device at about 5pm.

From TheJournal.ie Bomb disposal, prison security, peacekeeping - The work of the Irish Defence Forces in 2018 Óglaigh Na HÉireann

Bomb disposal, prison security, peacekeeping - The work of the Irish Defence Forces in 2018

There are currently 650 members of the Defence Forces serving in 14 countries.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's pretty sad': Trump acknowledges security concerns over surprise trip to Iraq Troops

'It's pretty sad': Trump acknowledges security concerns over surprise trip to Iraq

The US President says his concerns were for the First Lady, not for himself.

From TheJournal.ie Donald Trump signs order for US military's controversial Syria exit War

Donald Trump signs order for US military's controversial Syria exit

The announcement that US troops would leave the war-racked country has shocked global partners and American politicians alike.

From The42 'He arrived in from Lebanon and was training two days later' Commitment

'He arrived in from Lebanon and was training two days later'

Ireland’s Defence Forces are in the Netherlands where they will aim to book a place at next year’s World Military Games.

From TheJournal.ie Suspicious device made safe after being found beside car in Drogheda Army

Suspicious device made safe after being found beside car in Drogheda

The area was evacuated for a period yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie 'The serving and sacrifice Irish soldiers put in during the Troubles - it has never been recognised' Soldiering Against Subversion

'The serving and sacrifice Irish soldiers put in during the Troubles - it has never been recognised'

A new book by an Irish retired member of the Defence Forces looks to shed light on the job they did during an intense period.

From The42 Three-time Connacht medalist retires from Galway duty for the second time Army

Three-time Connacht medalist retires from Galway duty for the second time

32-year-old Salthill-Knocknacarra ace Sean Armstrong is stepping aside.

From TheJournal.ie Error in selection process leads Defence Forces to withdraw employment offer from four new recruits Army Recruitment

Error in selection process leads Defence Forces to withdraw employment offer from four new recruits

It comes at a time when it’s claimed the Defence Forces is experiencing a recruitment crisis.

From TheJournal.ie It's cost €60k this year to have the army help out when US military planes land at Shannon Airport Military Flights

It's cost €60k this year to have the army help out when US military planes land at Shannon Airport

Since 2003, the gardaí have been allowed request support from the Defence Forces at the airport.

From TheJournal.ie British army sergeant guilty of attempting to murder wife by tampering with parachute Emile Cilliers

British army sergeant guilty of attempting to murder wife by tampering with parachute

38-year-old Emile Cilliers tried to kill his wife twice, the other attempt involving a gas leak being caused on purpose at their home.

From TheJournal.ie Defence Forces looking to recruit 480 people to help 'defend against modern threats' Terrorism

Defence Forces looking to recruit 480 people to help 'defend against modern threats'

The government wants to maintain a strength level of 9,500 personnel across the Army, Naval Service and Air Corps.

From TheJournal.ie Irish troops to participate in EU Battle Group Joint Action

Irish troops to participate in EU Battle Group

The Cabinet approved the participation in the group which will be on standby from July to December 2020.

From TheJournal.ie Five army officers dead after two helicopters crash during training exercise in France Saint Tropez

Five army officers dead after two helicopters crash during training exercise in France

The crash happened about 50 kilometres northwest of Saint-Tropez in southern France.

From TheJournal.ie Surge in women joining Defence Forces after €360,000 is spent on recruitment campaigns A New Dawn This post contains videos

Surge in women joining Defence Forces after €360,000 is spent on recruitment campaigns

Almost 14,000 men and women applied to join the Defence Forces in 2017.

From TheJournal.ie Investigation launched following drug seizure at Dublin army barracks Cathal Brugha Barracks

Investigation launched following drug seizure at Dublin army barracks

The drugs were seized by gardaí and brought to Rathmines Garda Station.

From TheJournal.ie Why aren't unused army barracks used to provide shelter for the homeless? Poor Conditions

Why aren't unused army barracks used to provide shelter for the homeless?

The Minister for Defence told the Dáil that many vacant units are in a “very poor state of repair”.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you want Ireland to sign up to the EU defence deal? Pesco This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you want Ireland to sign up to the EU defence deal?

The Taoiseach has said the deal will not affect Ireland’s neutrality but opposition TDs think otherwise.

From TheJournal.ie Limerick houses evacuated after two viable explosives found IED

Limerick houses evacuated after two viable explosives found

The devices were removed to a military location for further examination.

From TheJournal.ie 'We are dealing with a substantial amount of flooding': Army called in to help in Mountmellick Laois

'We are dealing with a substantial amount of flooding': Army called in to help in Mountmellick

The government has announced an emergency scheme to repair flood damage done to small businesses.

From TheJournal.ie Tanks seen heading towards Harare after army chief's warning to Mugabe over 'treacherous shenanigans' Zimbabwe

Tanks seen heading towards Harare after army chief's warning to Mugabe over 'treacherous shenanigans'

President Robert Mugabe’s decision to fire his vice president has led to political uncertainty.

From TheJournal.ie Houses evacuated after suspected explosive device is found in Drogheda Housing Estate
From TheJournal.ie Ombudsman rejects complaint that Defence Forces member was subjected to 'bullying, intimidation and harassment' Complaints

Ombudsman rejects complaint that Defence Forces member was subjected to 'bullying, intimidation and harassment'

The case is included in the Defence Forces Ombudsman annual report for 2016.

From TheJournal.ie Over 1,000 Defence Forces members bought their way out in the last five years Recruitment

Over 1,000 Defence Forces members bought their way out in the last five years

Representatives say the government needs to improve pay and conditions to stop people leaving and encourage new recruits to join.

From TheJournal.ie On the hunt for a job? The Defence Forces have launched a new recruitment campaign Military

On the hunt for a job? The Defence Forces have launched a new recruitment campaign

Defence Minister Paul Kehoe announced a new Permanent Defence Force general service recruitment competition.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí investigate after suspect device thrown into house last night Limerick

Gardaí investigate after suspect device thrown into house last night

No one was on the house at the time of the attack and no injuries were reported.

From TheJournal.ie Transgender troops can continue to serve in US military for now, says Defense Secretary Equality Issues

Transgender troops can continue to serve in US military for now, says Defense Secretary

Transgender troops can continue to serve while the Pentagon studies an order by Trump to ban them from US forces.

From TheJournal.ie Attack launched on one of Islamic State's last strongholds in Iraq Tal Afar

Attack launched on one of Islamic State's last strongholds in Iraq

IS jihadists overran Tal Afar in June 2014.

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