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From The42 All-Ireland winning Dublin duo sign for AFLW side Melbourne - making it 18 Irish for 2020 Capital Loss

All-Ireland winning Dublin duo sign for AFLW side Melbourne - making it 18 Irish for 2020

All-Star defender Sinéad Goldrick and key forward Niamh McEvoy become the first Dubs to join the Irish invasion Down Under.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Defence Forces personnel are the lowest paid workers in the public service Opinion

Opinion: Defence Forces personnel are the lowest paid workers in the public service

Oglaigh na h’Eireann is reaching a tipping point, a point of no return, in terms of recruitment, retention and falling numbers, writes Tom Clonan.

From TheJournal.ie More Irish troops to be sent on peacekeeping missions under proposed new plans Irish Army

More Irish troops to be sent on peacekeeping missions under proposed new plans

An initiative, which is to be spearheaded by Ireland, proposes the introduction of “rotation cycles”.

From TheJournal.ie Irish soldiers who served in the Mediterranean to receive extra €15 a day Migrant Crisis

Irish soldiers who served in the Mediterranean to receive extra €15 a day

There had been concerns raised previously about soldiers struggling to travel to work.

From TheJournal.ie "Your sexual orientation doesn't matter" - the Defence Forces launches its first LGBT network Defend With Pride

"Your sexual orientation doesn't matter" - the Defence Forces launches its first LGBT network

Defend With Pride is a resource put in place to “support all our personnel” says Troop Commander Paul Fleming.

From TheJournal.ie This is what it's like to be an Irish soldier... in virtual reality Under Fire

This is what it's like to be an Irish soldier... in virtual reality

The Ploughing Championships can be a dangerous place.

From TheJournal.ie Meet the Defence Forces' first female colonel Glass Ceiling

Meet the Defence Forces' first female colonel

Maureen O’Brien joined the Defence Forces in 1981 and previously served in the Lebanon, Western Sahara and East Timor

From TheJournal.ie From facing jihadi groups in Syria to looking for glory in Croke Park GAA

From facing jihadi groups in Syria to looking for glory in Croke Park

Meet two of the GAA’s soldiers who will be gracing the national stadium tomorrow.

From TheJournal.ie There are very, very few women in the Irish Army... No Woman No Cry

There are very, very few women in the Irish Army...

And none at all with rank more senior than lieutenant colonel.

From TheJournal.ie Here's what St. Patrick's Day looks like to Irish soldiers in war-torn hotspots Irish Eyes

Here's what St. Patrick's Day looks like to Irish soldiers in war-torn hotspots

Irish troops have been mixing duty and celebration across the globe today

From TheJournal.ie Irish troops on high alert after rebels capture Golan Heights border crossing Keeping The Peace

Irish troops on high alert after rebels capture Golan Heights border crossing

But they’re safe at the moment.

Even Irish army tanks need L plates, you know

Is there a licensed driver with him? We need to know this.

From TheJournal.ie TV documentary reveals the stories of Irishmen who fought for the British in WWII WWII

TV documentary reveals the stories of Irishmen who fought for the British in WWII

The RTE programme reveals first hand accounts from the men who fought against the Germans in the Second World War.

From TheJournal.ie Viable IED made safe in Finglas Bomb

Viable IED made safe in Finglas

It brings to 27 the total amount of IEDs made safe by the Army Bomb Disposal Team so far this year.

From TheJournal.ie First military census shows pressures faced by 1922 army Michael Collins

First military census shows pressures faced by 1922 army

Head of the new National Army Michael Collins faced serious administrative challenges as new force took over British barracks.

From TheJournal.ie Video: Why don't the Defence Forces make recruitment ads like this any more? We Want You This post contains videos

Video: Why don't the Defence Forces make recruitment ads like this any more?

With iconic shots and a funky remix of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony you’d be hard pressed to not want to sign up with the Defence Forces after watching this…

VIDEO: How the Defence Forces used the latest technology... Morse code Bygone Days This post contains videos

VIDEO: How the Defence Forces used the latest technology... Morse code

This archive footage shows the Irish Army in action – and battling with their code booklets.

From TheJournal.ie Bombs, Skype, and no tea: What Christmas is like for the Irish troops in Lebanon Camp Shamrock

Bombs, Skype, and no tea: What Christmas is like for the Irish troops in Lebanon

A lot of us take for granted that we’ll spend Christmas Day with our families. But for Irish troops in Lebanon, Christmas is like any other day on patrol. Niamh Fleming-Farrell talks to the troops to find out what it’s like.

From TheJournal.ie Two hundred Irish troops heading for Lebanon in the morning Peacekeeping

Two hundred Irish troops heading for Lebanon in the morning

The soldiers will leave Dublin Airport at 2.30am to join the rest of the 104th Battalion on a peacekeeping mission. The youngest is 20-years-old.

From TheJournal.ie Defence Forces Ombudsman says public sector moratorium affecting redress Defence Forces

Defence Forces Ombudsman says public sector moratorium affecting redress

Annual report’s highlights are available in four languages after a record number of international visitors to the Ombudsman’s website.

From TheJournal.ie 440 Irish troops prepare for peacekeeping deployment to Lebanon Lebanon

440 Irish troops prepare for peacekeeping deployment to Lebanon

Irish soldiers were first sent to Lebanon in 1978. Last month, Minister Shatter appointed Frank Callanan SC to review information surrounding the deaths of three Irish soldiers there in 1989.

From TheJournal.ie Defence forces called out to dispose of Limerick city explosive device IED

Defence forces called out to dispose of Limerick city explosive device

The defence forces were called to a private property in the city in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

From TheJournal.ie Irish troops may be set for Lebanon return Peacekeeping

Irish troops may be set for Lebanon return

The chief of the Defence Forces, Sean McCann, says 500 Irish troops could be set to return to the Middle East.