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Irish officer: Ukraine crisis adding to challenges of Lebanese peacekeeping mission
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Irish officer: Ukraine crisis adding to challenges of Lebanese peacekeeping mission

Mar 31st 2022, 6:41 PM 19,423 Views 0 Comments

347 Irish troops will deploy to South Lebanon in May as part of the UN Peacekeeping mission.

Long-awaited report finds Ireland's Defence Forces in need of 'transformational change'
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Long-awaited report finds Ireland's Defence Forces in need of 'transformational change'

Updated Feb 9th 2022, 1:35 PM 23,420 Views 47 Comments

The Minister for Defence said the report proposes “significant changes for the Defence Forces and Defence provision in Ireland”.

Defence Forces told it must hand back millions in unspent budget, Government confirms
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Defence Forces told it must hand back millions in unspent budget, Government confirms

Dec 20th 2021, 9:54 PM 49,788 Views 33 Comments

Up to €20 million could be returned to the exchequer.

PDFORRA: Rule forcing premature retirement of experienced soldiers makes 'no logical sense'
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PDFORRA: Rule forcing premature retirement of experienced soldiers makes 'no logical sense'

Oct 6th 2021, 2:23 PM 14,296 Views 14 Comments

The annual conference of PDFORRA, which represents 6,500 military members, is taking place in Killarney.

Tom Clonan: The Irish Army Ranger Wing face a treacherous Kabul - but they are highly trained
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Tom Clonan: The Irish Army Ranger Wing face a treacherous Kabul - but they are highly trained

Aug 25th 2021, 7:00 AM 41,968 Views 61 Comments

The security expert says every person evacuated from Kabul by the ARW will represent a life transformed, free of Taliban persecution.

Myanmar junta chief says new elections will be held in two years
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Myanmar junta chief says new elections will be held in two years

Aug 1st 2021, 6:31 PM 8,859 Views 7 Comments

The country has been in turmoil since the army ousted the civilian leader in February.

Debunked: No, the Army is not going to chip children in schools so they can monitor them
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Debunked: No, the Army is not going to chip children in schools so they can monitor them

Nov 12th 2020, 12:11 PM 16,564 Views 0 Comments

The incorrect claim is being widely shared on social media.

Houses evacuated after suspect device was found in Drogheda last night
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Houses evacuated after suspect device was found in Drogheda last night

Sep 30th 2020, 8:32 AM 13,886 Views 5 Comments

Gardaí and the Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal team attended the scene.

Irish troops return home after six month deployment in Syria
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Irish troops return home after six month deployment in Syria

Apr 5th 2020, 1:27 PM 33,966 Views 26 Comments

The troops will be self-isolating for 14 days in line with HSE guidelines.

Taoiseach says Defence Forces members 'stand ready' to support civil authorities if necessary
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Taoiseach says Defence Forces members 'stand ready' to support civil authorities if necessary

Updated Mar 12th 2020, 7:41 PM 113,300 Views 84 Comments

Members have been told to be prepared to provide assistance to civil authorities.

Donald Trump officially launches military 'Space Force'
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Donald Trump officially launches military 'Space Force'

Dec 21st 2019, 10:30 AM 19,501 Views 56 Comments

It will initially have about 200 people and a first-year budget of $40 million.

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

Sep 24th 2019, 7:00 PM 39,840 Views 56 Comments

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

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

Sep 24th 2019, 2:50 PM 8,786 Views 28 Comments

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

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

Sep 24th 2019, 8:03 AM 8,107 Views 2 Comments

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

Defence Forces officers vote to accept €10m allowance proposals
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Defence Forces officers vote to accept €10m allowance proposals

Updated Sep 23rd 2019, 5:10 PM 19,568 Views 62 Comments

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

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

Aug 17th 2019, 4:28 PM 19,888 Views 34 Comments

Operation Banner began in August 1969 and lasted until 2007.

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

Jul 10th 2019, 5:29 PM 20,323 Views 38 Comments

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

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

Jun 12th 2019, 6:06 PM 20,534 Views 34 Comments

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

Cabinet to hear proposal to send Army Ranger Wing to Mali
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Cabinet to hear proposal to send Army Ranger Wing to Mali

Jun 9th 2019, 11:28 AM 20,086 Views 45 Comments

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

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

Jun 4th 2019, 9:36 AM 9,025 Views 7 Comments

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

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

May 30th 2019, 12:07 PM 22,942 Views 55 Comments

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

Explainer: What's happening in Sudan?
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Explainer: What's happening in Sudan?

Apr 12th 2019, 12:19 PM 10,028 Views 3 Comments

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

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

Apr 3rd 2019, 10:15 AM 24,005 Views 46 Comments

The Ministry of Defence has launched an investigation.

Gardaí attend scene after suspect device reported in Edenmore
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Gardaí attend scene after suspect device reported in Edenmore

Feb 3rd 2019, 7:32 PM 25,270 Views 11 Comments

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

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

Dec 28th 2018, 11:32 AM 12,302 Views 7 Comments

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

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

Dec 27th 2018, 7:58 AM 31,829 Views 32 Comments

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

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

Dec 24th 2018, 9:04 AM 12,522 Views 53 Comments

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

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

Dec 4th 2018, 1:43 PM 12,676 Views 1 Comment

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

Suspicious device made safe after being found beside car in Drogheda
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Suspicious device made safe after being found beside car in Drogheda

Nov 12th 2018, 7:24 AM 15,295 Views 10 Comments

The area was evacuated for a period yesterday.

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

Oct 7th 2018, 8:30 PM 25,003 Views 36 Comments

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.

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

Sep 21st 2018, 12:47 PM 13,136 Views 5 Comments

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

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

Sep 7th 2018, 11:06 PM 40,515 Views 23 Comments

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

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

May 27th 2018, 6:30 AM 14,169 Views 36 Comments

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

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

May 24th 2018, 10:42 PM 34,521 Views 24 Comments

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.

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

Mar 26th 2018, 3:30 PM 60,745 Views 89 Comments

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

Irish troops to participate in EU Battle Group
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Irish troops to participate in EU Battle Group

Feb 6th 2018, 7:46 PM 24,476 Views 101 Comments

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

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

Feb 2nd 2018, 8:12 PM 24,788 Views 5 Comments

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

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

Jan 21st 2018, 4:24 PM 19,376 Views 47 Comments

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

Investigation launched following drug seizure at Dublin army barracks
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Investigation launched following drug seizure at Dublin army barracks

Dec 28th 2017, 8:23 AM 19,874 Views 37 Comments

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

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

Dec 27th 2017, 6:00 AM 13,851 Views 52 Comments

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

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