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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.

From The42 'Everyone has been told to get a bag ready' - Shels defender on stand-by to be deployed by the Army Ready And Waiting

'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.

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 'I think it's quite unusual': Ministers respond to President Higgins' Defence Forces pay speech Pay And Conditions

'I think it's quite unusual': Ministers respond to President Higgins' Defence Forces pay speech

As president, Higgins is the supreme commander of the Defence Forces.

From TheJournal.ie President Michael D Higgins offers support to Defence Force staff over pay Pay

President Michael D Higgins offers support to Defence Force staff over pay

Higgins was speaking at an event celebrating members of the Defence Forces.

From TheJournal.ie French fishing vessel detained off Cork coast for alleged breach of fishing regulations Defence Forces

French fishing vessel detained off Cork coast for alleged breach of fishing regulations

The vessel is the 9th to be seized so far this year off Irish waters.

From TheJournal.ie Army Ranger Wing prepares for deployment to UN mission in 'hostile environment' of Mali MINUSMA

Army Ranger Wing prepares for deployment to UN mission in 'hostile environment' of Mali

The mission has been described as the most dangerous UN peacekeeping mission in the world.

From TheJournal.ie Portuguese fishing vessel detained off Cork coast for alleged breach of fishing regulations LE SAMUEL BECKETT

Portuguese fishing vessel detained off Cork coast for alleged breach of fishing regulations

This is the eighth vessel detained by the Naval Service so far in 2019 and the second detention this week.

From TheJournal.ie Properties evacuated in Dublin after improvised explosive device found in driveway of home Santry

Properties evacuated in Dublin after improvised explosive device found in driveway of home

Gardaí responded to a call this morning at around 9am at an address at Shanliss Walk, Santry.

From TheJournal.ie Civil War grenade found in Malahide and made safe Defence Forces

Civil War grenade found in Malahide and made safe

An Army Bomb Disposal Team arrived at the scene shortly after noon today.

From TheJournal.ie Defence Forces personnel made change on side of road before commemoration event Defence Forces

Defence Forces personnel made change on side of road before commemoration event

An image of the incident was shared on social media by the Wives and Partners of the Defence Forces.

From TheJournal.ie Photos: Events take place to honour Irish troops who've died in wars or UN missions Defence Forces

Photos: Events take place to honour Irish troops who've died in wars or UN missions

President Higgins laid a wreath on behalf of the people of Ireland at a ceremony in Collins Barracks.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: The minister, the understaffed Naval Service and the 'young fellas caught up in the middle' On The Defensive

Explainer: The minister, the understaffed Naval Service and the 'young fellas caught up in the middle'

The dispute comes after a decision was made to take two vessels out of operation, leading to various claims and rows in the Dáil.

From TheJournal.ie Government says €10m boost to Defence Forces pay will make Irish military careers 'more attractive' Salary

Government says €10m boost to Defence Forces pay will make Irish military careers 'more attractive'

The increase comes following the publication of the report of the Public Services Pay Commission.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí travel to Australia to gather intelligence on jihadi bride Lisa Smith from former colleagues Lisa Smith

Gardaí travel to Australia to gather intelligence on jihadi bride Lisa Smith from former colleagues Exclusive

Gardaí and the Defence Forces have been carrying out their own separate investigations into Smith.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Naval sailors forced to sleep on ships due to lack of accommodation, TDs told Defence Forces

Irish Naval sailors forced to sleep on ships due to lack of accommodation, TDs told

PDFORRA’s Mark Keane said they “deserve a place to put their head at night”.

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