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#Defence Forces

From TheJournal.ie 'It would be closure for everyone': Jadotville survivors still in talks with government over bravery medals Siege Of Jadotville

'It would be closure for everyone': Jadotville survivors still in talks with government over bravery medals

Soldiers who were recommended to receive distinguished service medals after Jadotville in 1961 have yet to receive them.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's fourth offshore patrol vessel, the LÉ George Bernard Shaw, has been officially commissioned Naval Service

Ireland's fourth offshore patrol vessel, the LÉ George Bernard Shaw, has been officially commissioned

Its name follows in the tradition of those given to the service’s three other ships.

From TheJournal.ie Air Corps members tried to warn superiors about Lisa Smith's radicalisation Jihadi Bride

Air Corps members tried to warn superiors about Lisa Smith's radicalisation Exclusive

They were accused of bullying her.

From TheJournal.ie After facing a delay, Irish troops will return home from Golan Heights and Syria this evening Defence Forces

After facing a delay, Irish troops will return home from Golan Heights and Syria this evening

The soldiers are now due to touch down at Dublin Airport at 7.15pm tonight, where they will be greeted by their families.

From TheJournal.ie Delayed Defence Force members now due home from Golan Heights on Sunday Stuck

Delayed Defence Force members now due home from Golan Heights on Sunday

They had finished a six-month tour of duty and the soldiers to replace them have already arrived.

From TheJournal.ie 'Myself and the children are devastated': Soldiers due to return to Ireland tomorrow face 'unacceptable' delay Golan Heights

'Myself and the children are devastated': Soldiers due to return to Ireland tomorrow face 'unacceptable' delay

A spokesperson for the Department of Defence said that authorities on the ground haven’t yet been granted approval for transportation.

From TheJournal.ie Decision to end migrant rescue operation labelled 'outrageous abdication of responsibilities' LE Eithne

Decision to end migrant rescue operation labelled 'outrageous abdication of responsibilities'

The EU is winding down Operation Sophia amid pressure from Italy and other countries.

From TheJournal.ie Massacre of 160 people in Mali 'underlines need for international presence', Dept Defence says Defence Forces

Massacre of 160 people in Mali 'underlines need for international presence', Dept Defence says

There are currently 20 Irish Defence Forces personnel deployed to the EU Training Mission (EUTM) in Mali.

From TheJournal.ie Former soldier settles case over health problems he claims were caused by anti-malaria drug Courts

Former soldier settles case over health problems he claims were caused by anti-malaria drug

He brought proceedings over what he claimed were the effects of taking Larium while he served with the Defence Forces.

From TheJournal.ie Defence Forces personnel recognised for their role in south Lebanon at special ceremony Peacekeeping

Defence Forces personnel recognised for their role in south Lebanon at special ceremony

There are 458 Irish personnel attached to Unifil.

From TheJournal.ie 'I don't believe Irish citizens go there on their holidays': Flanagan says State will work to bring Lisa Smith back from Syria Lisa Smith

'I don't believe Irish citizens go there on their holidays': Flanagan says State will work to bring Lisa Smith back from Syria

It emerged on Friday that the former Defence Forces member was being held in Syria.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Defence Forces mission in Mali extended by 12 months Defence Forces

Irish Defence Forces mission in Mali extended by 12 months

Serious consideration is being given to sending a small contingent of the Irish Army Ranger Wing to Mali.

From TheJournal.ie Investigation launched after Defence Forces member accidentally discharges weapon at petrol station Portlaoise
From TheJournal.ie Charity to bring tricolour sleeping bags to Dublin streets to highlight plight of homeless veterans Sleeping Flags

Charity to bring tricolour sleeping bags to Dublin streets to highlight plight of homeless veterans

ONE said the “sleeping flags” will serve as a reminder of the reality for some people who served their country.

From TheJournal.ie Standing up to extremists and freeing hostages: Varadkar praises Defence Forces as new cadets are sworn in Largest Ever Class This post contains videos

Standing up to extremists and freeing hostages: Varadkar praises Defence Forces as new cadets are sworn in

Seventeen of the new members are women – the largest number ever commissioned from one class.

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 This new online game will train military, police and peacekeepers in soft skills Gaming For Peace

This new online game will train military, police and peacekeepers in soft skills

It’s planned that Gaming for Peace will be available to military, police and civilian personnel in EU missions.

From TheJournal.ie Irish fishing vessel detained by Naval Service off west coast Galway

Irish fishing vessel detained by Naval Service off west coast

The ship was detained for an alleged breach of fishing regulations.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar to travel to Mali today to meet with Irish Defence Forces serving abroad Mali

Varadkar to travel to Mali today to meet with Irish Defence Forces serving abroad

Varadkar will be accompanied by Minister of State with responsibility for Defence Paul Kehoe.

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 Looking for a job? Ireland's Naval Service has launched a new recruitment campaign Job Hunt

Looking for a job? Ireland's Naval Service has launched a new recruitment campaign

New recruits will train in weapon handling, naval operations and physical fitness.

From TheJournal.ie Defence Forces' bomb disposal team makes device safe at Clare recycling plant Bomb Squad

Defence Forces' bomb disposal team makes device safe at Clare recycling plant

Gardaí did not say whether any offences had been committed.

From TheJournal.ie Army bomb squad called to remove two explosive devices from property in Louth Drogheda

Army bomb squad called to remove two explosive devices from property in Louth

The scene was sealed off for around three hours before being declared safe at 9pm.

From TheJournal.ie Navy detains Irish fishing vessel off Mizen Head LE SAMUEL BECKETT

Navy detains Irish fishing vessel off Mizen Head

The vessel will be handed over to gardaí upon arrival to Dingle tomorrow.

From TheJournal.ie 'Our members deserve better': Concern over failure to fill Defence Forces psychiatrist role after no-one applies for job Poor Conditions

'Our members deserve better': Concern over failure to fill Defence Forces psychiatrist role after no-one applies for job

“Penny pinching cannot be undertaken at the expense of our members’ health,” a representative group said.

From TheJournal.ie 'A retention crisis': Concerns raised as numbers serving in Defence Forces drops below 9,000 Defence Forces

'A retention crisis': Concerns raised as numbers serving in Defence Forces drops below 9,000

As of 30 September, permanent Defence Forces numbers dropped to 8,989.

From The42 'Ramos makes more mistakes than me' - Lovren takes swipe at Real Madrid star Defence Forces

'Ramos makes more mistakes than me' - Lovren takes swipe at Real Madrid star

The Croatian also doubled-down on his assertion that he is one of the best defenders in the world.

From TheJournal.ie 'Inappropriate for a family occasion': Complaints after Defence Forces video shown at All Ireland semi-final Minister Paul Kehoe

'Inappropriate for a family occasion': Complaints after Defence Forces video shown at All Ireland semi-final

The video was played during the hurling encounter between Clare and Galway in July.

From TheJournal.ie Army bomb squad called to An Post sorting office after discovery of 'suspicious package' Clondalkin

Army bomb squad called to An Post sorting office after discovery of 'suspicious package'

The device was later declared a hoax and handed over to gardaí for further investigation.

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 TheJournal.ie Return of 119 troops from Syria delayed for two weeks over error in clearance to travel through Lebanon UN Peacekeeping

Return of 119 troops from Syria delayed for two weeks over error in clearance to travel through Lebanon

The issue emerged on Monday morning as the troops were preparing to return from UN peacekeeping.

From TheJournal.ie Union membership for soldiers should be considered, finds review Workers Rights

Union membership for soldiers should be considered, finds review

PDFORRA, which represents soldiers, sailors and aircrew has been campaigning for trade union rights.

From TheJournal.ie 'Are we prepared? We are not': Brexit hard border warning from former Troubles soldier Defence Forces

'Are we prepared? We are not': Brexit hard border warning from former Troubles soldier

The retired member of the Defence Forces was involved in defending the State and working on the border during the troubles.

From TheJournal.ie 'Compliments and commendations don't put meals on tables': Defence Forces families march on Leinster House Living Wage

'Compliments and commendations don't put meals on tables': Defence Forces families march on Leinster House

The government insists work is under way to address pay and conditions of Defence Forces personnel.

From TheJournal.ie 'Give our defence forces a living wage': Why I'm marching on the Dáil today Column

'Give our defence forces a living wage': Why I'm marching on the Dáil today

Dr Tom Clonan outlines his reasons for protesting at Leinster House today.

From TheJournal.ie 'If we don't pay our Defence Forces a decent wage, we will lose talented, educated young people' Opinion

'If we don't pay our Defence Forces a decent wage, we will lose talented, educated young people'

Young Fine Gael wants its senior party colleagues to change conditions for soldiers being paid ‘the lowest average wage in the public sector’.

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 Peacekeeping and disabilites on the agenda as Sean Gallagher to formally begin presidential campaign Aras18

Peacekeeping and disabilites on the agenda as Sean Gallagher to formally begin presidential campaign

The businessman announced last week that he would contest the presidential race again following weeks of speculation.

From TheJournal.ie 'We always turn up and we always will': Ireland's frontline workers are getting their own day of recognition National Services Day

'We always turn up and we always will': Ireland's frontline workers are getting their own day of recognition

National Services Day will take place annually on the first Saturday in September.

From TheJournal.ie 'We were given the baton': How Ireland's Defence Forces helped with significant cocaine seizure in UK Newlyn Harbour

'We were given the baton': How Ireland's Defence Forces helped with significant cocaine seizure in UK

Five men were arrested in this operation for drug trafficking offences.

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