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From TheJournal.ie Debunked: No, the Army is not going to chip children in schools so they can monitor them Factcheck

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

The incorrect claim is being widely shared on social media.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Captain: 'Local mayors have to hold talks with a woman - that wouldn’t have happened a few years ago' South Lebanon

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

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

From TheJournal.ie French fishing vessel detained by Naval Service off Cork coast Lé William Butler Yeats

French fishing vessel detained by Naval Service off Cork coast

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

From TheJournal.ie Tom Clonan: Our Defence Forces are effectively on life-support Defence Forces

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Viable device made safe and removed by army bomb squad in Dublin this morning Drimnagh

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

The suspicious device was found in Drimnagh.

From TheJournal.ie Former Defence Forces member Lisa Smith returned for trial at Special Criminal Court Lisa Smith

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Defence Forces attempted to track down mystery male responsible for infamous viral WhatsApp voicenote Misinformation

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Another delay in the case of former Defence Forces member Lisa Smith Lisa Smith

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Army bomb squad called to Harold's Cross after historical artillery shell found Dublin

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Over 100 peacekeeping troops arrive home from Lebanon after Covid-19 delay Defence Forces

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

Minister Paul Kehoe has thanked them for their service.

From TheJournal.ie Irish troops in Lebanon to return home at the end of next month after Covid-19 delay Coming Home

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Investigation begins after door falls from Air Corps helicopter and lands on Dublin school grounds Air Corps

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

The incident happened just before 6pm today.

From TheJournal.ie War of Independence mills grenade made safe after being found in Dublin canal Clanbrassil Street

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

The Army Bomb Disposal Unit was called to the scene.

From TheJournal.ie The case of former Defence Forces member Lisa Smith has been adjourned for three months Adjourned

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

Smith was arrested at Dublin Airport in November.

From TheJournal.ie Irish troops return home after six month deployment in Syria Defence Forces

Irish troops return home after six month deployment in Syria

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 80 Defence Forces cadets are being trained in Covid-19 contact tracing Coronavirus

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

20 cadets will be starting the role from today.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says Defence Forces members 'stand ready' to support civil authorities if necessary Standby

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Three Irish soldiers injured in Mali after device explodes near convoy MINUSMA

Three Irish soldiers injured in Mali after device explodes near convoy

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

From TheJournal.ie Pair make history as first ever mother-daughter duo to serve with the Defence Forces In The Family

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Divers recover body in search for missing Wexford fisherman Willie Whelan

Divers recover body in search for missing Wexford fisherman

The recovery operation began at 10am today.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's LÉ Róisín to undergo €250,000 facelift as equipment becomes 'obsolete' Naval Vessel

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

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

From TheJournal.ie More than 2,500 Defence Forces personnel deployed for Trump and Pence visits Defence Forces

More than 2,500 Defence Forces personnel deployed for Trump and Pence visits

The end-of-year summary of defence and security operations in 2019 has been published.

From TheJournal.ie 'Don't have too much fun without us': Christmas messages from Irish soldiers working abroad Merry Christmas

'Don't have too much fun without us': Christmas messages from Irish soldiers working abroad

Members of the Defence Forces have submitted their Christmas messages to loved ones.

From TheJournal.ie Defence Forces finally fill psychiatrist role after nearly two-year long vacancy Defence Forces

Defence Forces finally fill psychiatrist role after nearly two-year long vacancy

Minister Paul Kehoe changed standard policy so a civilian psychiatrist could apply for the job.

From TheJournal.ie Lisa Smith and her daughter expected to return to Ireland this weekend Turkey

Lisa Smith and her daughter expected to return to Ireland this weekend

Depending on how quickly her case is processed by Turkish officials, she could land back in Ireland as soon as tomorrow.

From TheJournal.ie Tusla involved in welfare plans for Lisa Smith's child, Taoiseach says Lisa Smith

Tusla involved in welfare plans for Lisa Smith's child, Taoiseach says

The former Defence Forces member who was married to an Islamic State fighter is due back in Ireland

From TheJournal.ie Return of Lisa Smith at a 'very, very sensitive time', says Kehoe Repatriated

Return of Lisa Smith at a 'very, very sensitive time', says Kehoe

Smith will undergo a security assessment when she returns to Ireland, it was reported earlier this month.

From TheJournal.ie Lisa Smith is expected back in Ireland by the end of this week Repatriated

Lisa Smith is expected back in Ireland by the end of this week

Smith will undergo a security assessment when she returns to Ireland, it was reported earlier this month.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Naval Service detains Spanish boat off Valentia Island for alleged fishing law breaches Lé William Butler Yeats

Irish Naval Service detains Spanish boat off Valentia Island for alleged fishing law breaches

It’s the 12th such vessel detained by the Naval Service so far this year.

From TheJournal.ie Lisa Smith expected back in Ireland as Turkey prepares to deport over 20 'foreign jihadists' Lisa Smith

Lisa Smith expected back in Ireland as Turkey prepares to deport over 20 'foreign jihadists'

Lisa Smith and her child are currently in Turkey.

From TheJournal.ie Tánaiste hopeful for breakthrough in Lisa Smith case 'within a few weeks' Turkey

Tánaiste hopeful for breakthrough in Lisa Smith case 'within a few weeks'

Simon Coveney has said his primary concern is for Smith’s two-year-old daughter.

From TheJournal.ie Defence Forces deployed on mission to bring Lisa Smith back to Ireland Operation

Defence Forces deployed on mission to bring Lisa Smith back to Ireland

Sources have confirmed to TheJournal.ie that plans are in place to bring Smith home from the warzone.

From TheJournal.ie Five suspected pipe bombs made safe after buildings evacuated in Offaly Edenderry

Five suspected pipe bombs made safe after buildings evacuated in Offaly

A number of buildings in Edenderry were evacuated last night.

From TheJournal.ie Higgins says he wasn't elected to 'just read speeches he has been handed' Defence Forces

Higgins says he wasn't elected to 'just read speeches he has been handed'

The president said recent comments he made about Defence Forces pay are “very much within the Constitution”.

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.

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