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Investigation underway into alleged sexual assault of Defence Forces member
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Investigation underway into alleged sexual assault of Defence Forces member

Wed 8:45 AM 22,329 Views 0 Comments

It’s alleged to have happened at a hotel being used for mandatory hotel quarantine.

Defence Forces deployed 'ethical hackers' to fight back against massive HSE cyber attack
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Defence Forces deployed 'ethical hackers' to fight back against massive HSE cyber attack

Jul 20th 2021, 12:05 AM 40,059 Views 39 Comments
  • The CIS Corps deployed experts trained to think like cyber criminals to tackle the threat, Niall O'Connor reports.
  • Captain Steve Keane is a lead officer in the CIS Corps and spoke about the unit's work on the HSE cyber attack.
  • Soldiers hunted for the hacker online and also deployed a decryption tool.
Representative group for Defence Forces officers set to criticise Government over 'ticking retention timebomb'
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Representative group for Defence Forces officers set to criticise Government over 'ticking retention timebomb'

Jun 29th 2021, 11:00 AM 15,778 Views 18 Comments

RACO will tell the Committee on Defence and Foreign Affairs that cuts to the military budget is to blame for the retention crisis.

Army removes World War Two-era artillery shell found in north Dublin city centre
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Army removes World War Two-era artillery shell found in north Dublin city centre

Updated Jun 15th 2021, 8:25 PM 44,136 Views 19 Comments

Nottingham Street was sealed off earlier while the shell was removed.

First female Defence Forces officer achieves rank of Major General
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First female Defence Forces officer achieves rank of Major General

May 25th 2021, 8:30 PM 33,494 Views 51 Comments

Major-General Maureen O’Brien’s appointment to this rank was described as a “great source of pride for the Defence Forces” by Minister for Defence, Simon Coveney.

Former Defence Forces member Lisa Smith wins appeal against UK entry ban
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Former Defence Forces member Lisa Smith wins appeal against UK entry ban

May 7th 2021, 1:57 PM 23,540 Views 0 Comments

Smith, who is due to stand trial next year, wanted to be able to cross the border into Northern Ireland.

'Soldiers come home with addiction problems and PTSD, but there's no real support'
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'Soldiers come home with addiction problems and PTSD, but there's no real support'

Apr 3rd 2021, 8:00 PM 28,728 Views 22 Comments

More needs to be done to help veterans who previously served in the Defence Forces, the Organisation of National Ex-Service Personnel has said.

Two women arrested after refusing to go to quarantine hotel after returning from Dubai
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Two women arrested after refusing to go to quarantine hotel after returning from Dubai

Apr 2nd 2021, 7:43 PM 107,943 Views 0 Comments

The women are due in court tomorrow morning.

Viable device made safe and removed by army bomb squad in Dublin this afternoon
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Viable device made safe and removed by army bomb squad in Dublin this afternoon

Mar 13th 2021, 6:24 PM 62,638 Views 25 Comments

The suspect device was discovered at Botanic Avenue in north Dublin.

'You were sleeping with one eye open': Defence Forces whistleblower revelations lead to more disclosures of sexual assault
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'You were sleeping with one eye open': Defence Forces whistleblower revelations lead to more disclosures of sexual assault

Mar 10th 2021, 11:57 AM 64,453 Views 0 Comments
  • Both men and women say they were sexually assaulted and harassed by their colleagues in the Defence Forces
  • One man says people who reported sexual assault were laughed at and called names
  • Former members claim a culture that ignores sexual assault has developed within the organisation
Coveney urges anyone with information on alleged abuse in the Curragh to contact gardaí
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Coveney urges anyone with information on alleged abuse in the Curragh to contact gardaí

Mar 1st 2021, 7:32 PM 106,295 Views 0 Comments

A whistleblower says a number of people have contacted him about incidents of alleged sexual abuse and assault.

Covid-19 testing centre at Aviva Stadium stood down by Defence Forces
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Covid-19 testing centre at Aviva Stadium stood down by Defence Forces

Mar 1st 2021, 11:50 AM 44,732 Views 12 Comments

The Defence Forces said their focus is now switching to support mass vaccination sites and the national quarantine programme.

Defence Forces facing 'serious problems' with recruitment and retention
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Defence Forces facing 'serious problems' with recruitment and retention

Feb 28th 2021, 1:29 PM 51,199 Views 92 Comments

A Commission on the Defence Forces is due to deliver a report this year on challenges within the armed forces.

Man convicted of murder of two Irish soldiers in Lebanon in 1980
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Man convicted of murder of two Irish soldiers in Lebanon in 1980

Dec 22nd 2020, 7:27 AM 30,702 Views 10 Comments

Private Thomas Barrett and Private Derek Smallhorne were killed while on a peacekeeping mission over 40 years ago.

Cabinet approves setting up Defence Forces Commission to examine issues like recruitment and pay
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Cabinet approves setting up Defence Forces Commission to examine issues like recruitment and pay

Dec 15th 2020, 6:08 PM 12,539 Views 14 Comments

“This is about modernising Irish Defence infrastructure and making sure that it’s fit for purpose,” Defence Minister Simon Coveney said.

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 16,375 Views 0 Comments

The incorrect claim is being widely shared on social media.

Irish Captain: 'Local mayors have to hold talks with a woman - that wouldn’t have happened a few years ago'
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Irish Captain: 'Local mayors have to hold talks with a woman - that wouldn’t have happened a few years ago'

Nov 10th 2020, 7:30 PM 36,118 Views 4 Comments

The United Nations’ Women Peace and Security agenda is 20 years old. What has it accomplished?

French fishing vessel detained by Naval Service off Cork coast
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French fishing vessel detained by Naval Service off Cork coast

Oct 19th 2020, 8:37 PM 46,309 Views 26 Comments

The detention was made approximately 45 nautical miles south-west of Mizen Head.

Tom Clonan: Our Defence Forces are effectively on life-support
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Tom Clonan: Our Defence Forces are effectively on life-support

Sep 27th 2020, 7:30 AM 53,262 Views 54 Comments

Tom Clonan says the government’s new Commission on the Future of the Defence Forces must not delay in tackling the many crises faced in the forces of this country.

Viable device made safe and removed by army bomb squad in Dublin this morning
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Viable device made safe and removed by army bomb squad in Dublin this morning

Sep 10th 2020, 6:11 PM 26,904 Views 10 Comments

The suspicious device was found in Drimnagh.

Former Defence Forces member Lisa Smith returned for trial at Special Criminal Court
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Former Defence Forces member Lisa Smith returned for trial at Special Criminal Court

Aug 31st 2020, 11:44 AM 17,478 Views 0 Comments

Smith is accused of membership of the terror group Islamic State.

Defence Forces attempted to track down mystery male responsible for infamous viral WhatsApp voicenote
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Defence Forces attempted to track down mystery male responsible for infamous viral WhatsApp voicenote

Aug 15th 2020, 12:02 AM 52,095 Views 15 Comments

The clip claimed that the army was to start patrolling the streets.

Another delay in the case of former Defence Forces member Lisa Smith
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Another delay in the case of former Defence Forces member Lisa Smith

Jul 17th 2020, 4:53 PM 21,570 Views 0 Comments

The 38-year-old former Irish defence forces member was due to return to Dublin District Court today.

Army bomb squad called to Harold's Cross after historical artillery shell found
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Army bomb squad called to Harold's Cross after historical artillery shell found

Jul 2nd 2020, 4:01 PM 24,798 Views 12 Comments

Gardaí received reports of a suspect device located at a property near Harold’s Cross Road this afternoon.

Over 100 peacekeeping troops arrive home from Lebanon after Covid-19 delay
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Over 100 peacekeeping troops arrive home from Lebanon after Covid-19 delay

Jun 22nd 2020, 10:41 AM 15,196 Views 4 Comments

Minister Paul Kehoe has thanked them for their service.

Irish troops in Lebanon to return home at the end of next month after Covid-19 delay
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Irish troops in Lebanon to return home at the end of next month after Covid-19 delay

May 22nd 2020, 11:22 AM 13,002 Views 12 Comments

Upon arrival in Ireland, personnel will be required to spend 14 days in self-isolation.

Investigation begins after door falls from Air Corps helicopter and lands on Dublin school grounds
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Investigation begins after door falls from Air Corps helicopter and lands on Dublin school grounds

May 21st 2020, 8:24 PM 89,232 Views 101 Comments

The incident happened just before 6pm today.

War of Independence mills grenade made safe after being found in Dublin canal
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War of Independence mills grenade made safe after being found in Dublin canal

Updated May 13th 2020, 10:23 PM 57,092 Views 26 Comments

The Army Bomb Disposal Unit was called to the scene.

The case of former Defence Forces member Lisa Smith has been adjourned for three months
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The case of former Defence Forces member Lisa Smith has been adjourned for three months

Apr 17th 2020, 12:35 PM 16,235 Views 0 Comments

Smith was arrested at Dublin Airport in November.

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 33,789 Views 26 Comments

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

'Everyone has been told to get a bag ready' - Shels defender on stand-by to be deployed by the Army
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'Everyone has been told to get a bag ready' - Shels defender on stand-by to be deployed by the Army

Mar 26th 2020, 9:40 PM 47,367 Views 4 Comments

Aidan Friel is a member of the Irish Defence Forces while also playing League of Ireland football.

About 40,000 people in Ireland waiting for Covid-19 test, all told to self-isolate while they wait
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About 40,000 people in Ireland waiting for Covid-19 test, all told to self-isolate while they wait

Updated Mar 22nd 2020, 12:54 PM 76,521 Views 125 Comments

HSE officials said the wait time is typically four to five days.

Debunked: No, the 'lockdown' isn't here - that's the Defence Forces setting up a testing site on Dublin's quays
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Debunked: No, the 'lockdown' isn't here - that's the Defence Forces setting up a testing site on Dublin's quays

Mar 21st 2020, 8:30 PM 140,245 Views 122 Comments

A Facebook post said the army was “setting up camp” on the quays.

Debunked: Despite what those WhatsApp messages predicted, the country has not gone into lockdown in the past two days
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Debunked: Despite what those WhatsApp messages predicted, the country has not gone into lockdown in the past two days

Mar 18th 2020, 10:30 PM 51,225 Views 39 Comments

The Defence Forces have been very busy – but they’re not patrolling the streets.

80 Defence Forces cadets are being trained in Covid-19 contact tracing
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80 Defence Forces cadets are being trained in Covid-19 contact tracing

Mar 13th 2020, 6:56 PM 33,434 Views 29 Comments

20 cadets will be starting the role from today.

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 113,216 Views 84 Comments

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

Three Irish soldiers injured in Mali after device explodes near convoy
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Three Irish soldiers injured in Mali after device explodes near convoy

Feb 25th 2020, 6:18 PM 25,730 Views 28 Comments

The soldiers were injured around 900km north-east of the capital Bamako.

Pair make history as first ever mother-daughter duo to serve with the Defence Forces
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Pair make history as first ever mother-daughter duo to serve with the Defence Forces

Jan 24th 2020, 7:00 PM 57,384 Views 62 Comments

Private Sarah Fitzsimons celebrated her passing out parade today with her mother Sergeant Sandra Murphy.

Divers recover body in search for missing Wexford fisherman
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Divers recover body in search for missing Wexford fisherman

Jan 24th 2020, 3:00 PM 16,587 Views 4 Comments

The recovery operation began at 10am today.

Ireland's LÉ Róisín to undergo €250,000 facelift as equipment becomes 'obsolete'
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Ireland's LÉ Róisín to undergo €250,000 facelift as equipment becomes 'obsolete'

Jan 21st 2020, 6:15 AM 19,929 Views 45 Comments

The naval vessel was built in Appledore Shipyards in the UK and entered service in 1999.

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