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Spot loud flashes and choppers flying over Ringsend this week? Don't worry it was just a drill
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Spot loud flashes and choppers flying over Ringsend this week? Don't worry it was just a drill

21 hours ago 22,921 Views 19 Comments

Exercise Viking Landing II took place at the Pigeon House, Poolbeg on Tuesday night.

'Societal dysfunctionality' around gender roles needs to be tackled, says Defence Forces chief
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'Societal dysfunctionality' around gender roles needs to be tackled, says Defence Forces chief

Aug 2nd 2021, 6:30 AM 29,789 Views 41 Comments

Vice Admiral Mellett said gender conditioning away from military life begins in childhood for women.

Outgoing head of Defence Forces says Government cuts to military have caused 'frustration'
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Outgoing head of Defence Forces says Government cuts to military have caused 'frustration'

Aug 1st 2021, 12:05 AM 36,688 Views 31 Comments
  • Vice Admiral Mark Mellett is set to retire in the coming months from his role as Chief of Staff of the Defence Forces.
  • In a wide-ranging interview Mellett spoke at length about funding difficulties.
  • He also believes that the future of defence lies in a combination of cyber and traditional roles.
Head of Defence Forces says climate change is single biggest threat to Ireland
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Head of Defence Forces says climate change is single biggest threat to Ireland

Jul 30th 2021, 12:05 AM 53,452 Views 115 Comments
  • Mellett, who holds a PhD in environmental governance, believes Ireland must act to prevent the impact of climate change.
  • The Chief of Staff said Ireland needs to lose its 'false sense of security'.
  • Mellett also believes that the State will have to play a role in battling climate breakdown.
Report into UN battle recommends medal for Jadotville commander but not for 33 other Irish troops
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Report into UN battle recommends medal for Jadotville commander but not for 33 other Irish troops

Jul 15th 2021, 7:33 PM 27,045 Views 41 Comments

In 1961 a detachment of 158 Irish troops fought a force of 5,000 Katanganese troops while on UN duty in Congo.

Irish troops took shelter as Israel traded rockets and artillery fire with Palestinian groups
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Irish troops took shelter as Israel traded rockets and artillery fire with Palestinian groups

Jun 4th 2021, 12:05 AM 22,555 Views 17 Comments
  • Niall O'Connor speaks with returning UN Peacekeepers from the tension filled environment of South Lebanon.
  • The exchange of fire between Palestinians and Israel saw them take to bunkers to protect them from stray rounds.
  • The Irish troops, drawn from across the island, carried out humanitarian work and maintained the peace in the country.
Ireland's response to the HSE cyber attack has been undermined by Government cuts to Defence Forces, say senior officers
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# Troubled Cyber Defence

Ireland's response to the HSE cyber attack has been undermined by Government cuts to Defence Forces, say senior officers

May 20th 2021, 12:15 AM 50,572 Views 35 Comments
  • Senior military officers have said the response to the HSE Cyber Attack is greatly undermined by Government cuts to the Defence Forces.
Explainer: How is Ireland's response to the threat of global cyber crime coordinated?
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# Cyber Response

Explainer: How is Ireland's response to the threat of global cyber crime coordinated?

May 18th 2021, 5:30 PM 8,548 Views 5 Comments

The fight back against the HSE cyber attack is a multi agency operation.

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 51,514 Views 92 Comments

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

Veteran and homeless former soldiers to get €300k from Dormant Accounts Fund
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Veteran and homeless former soldiers to get €300k from Dormant Accounts Fund

Nov 28th 2019, 5:22 PM 13,258 Views 13 Comments

A new hostel to house four to eight veterans in Cobh is to be developed.

Tom Clonan: 'My whistleblower journey in the Defence Forces has ended. I am back in from the cold'
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Tom Clonan: 'My whistleblower journey in the Defence Forces has ended. I am back in from the cold'

Nov 28th 2019, 12:05 PM 44,471 Views 70 Comments

Dr Tom Clonan met with the Defence Forces Chief of Staff today about a reconciliation process. ‘Unusually for Ireland, this whistleblowing story has a happy ending,’ he writes.

Lisa Smith will be subject to security assessment on arrival in Ireland
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Lisa Smith will be subject to security assessment on arrival in Ireland

Nov 12th 2019, 3:30 PM 19,957 Views 113 Comments

Yesterday Turkey said it was in the process of deporting 20 ‘foreign jihadists’.

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

Nov 4th 2019, 12:40 PM 20,045 Views 143 Comments

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

Irish Defence Forces left 'devastated' after bowing out of World Military Games at the quarter-finals
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Irish Defence Forces left 'devastated' after bowing out of World Military Games at the quarter-finals

Oct 24th 2019, 10:50 AM 7,995 Views 2 Comments

There was better news for boxer Danny O’Brien, who is guaranteed at least a bronze medal.

'Best performance I've seen in my 10 years here' - Irish Defence Forces through to World Cup quarter-final
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# Knockout Stages

'Best performance I've seen in my 10 years here' - Irish Defence Forces through to World Cup quarter-final

Oct 21st 2019, 4:31 PM 8,643 Views 1 Comment

A last-eight tie with Algeria awaits the Boys in Green on Wednesday.

'I gave out the jerseys the other day and there were lads with tears in their eyes'
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# Flying The Flag

'I gave out the jerseys the other day and there were lads with tears in their eyes'

Oct 14th 2019, 10:28 AM 20,596 Views 0 Comments

The Irish Defence Forces are off to the Chinese city of Wuhan to compete at the World Military Games this week.

Fishing vessel detained off Dublin coast for alleged breach of fishing regulations
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Fishing vessel detained off Dublin coast for alleged breach of fishing regulations

Aug 20th 2019, 7:58 PM 32,568 Views 38 Comments

This is the seventh vessel detained by the Naval Service so far in 2019.

Cabinet to hear proposal to send Army Ranger Wing to Mali
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Cabinet to hear proposal to send Army Ranger Wing to Mali

Jun 9th 2019, 11:28 AM 20,045 Views 45 Comments

If approved this would be the first deployment of the ARW overseas in their special forces role since their deployment to Chad in 2008.

Suspect device in Dublin housing estate deemed non-viable by bomb disposal team
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Suspect device in Dublin housing estate deemed non-viable by bomb disposal team

Jun 8th 2019, 8:44 AM 10,911 Views 1 Comment

The device has been seized for further examination.

'Soldiers are living on the breadline': More than 3,000 quit Defence Forces in four years
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'Soldiers are living on the breadline': More than 3,000 quit Defence Forces in four years

May 30th 2019, 12:07 PM 22,930 Views 55 Comments

Raco is calling for the introduction of an independent pay review body to help address the staff retention crisis.

Irish Defence Forces suffer friendly loss as Military Games preparation continues
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# Beaten

Irish Defence Forces suffer friendly loss as Military Games preparation continues

May 8th 2019, 7:38 PM 8,278 Views 5 Comments

The Boys in Green were beaten 2-1 by the UK Armed Forces.

Irish Defence Forces mission in Mali extended by 12 months
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Irish Defence Forces mission in Mali extended by 12 months

Feb 26th 2019, 8:00 PM 23,104 Views 25 Comments

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

'This is huge' - Ireland qualify for Military World Cup after draw with France
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# COYBIG

'This is huge' - Ireland qualify for Military World Cup after draw with France

Dec 7th 2018, 2:13 PM 7,288 Views 5 Comments

The Irish Defence Forces went through after taking four points from two matches in the Netherlands.

'He arrived in from Lebanon and was training two days later'
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# Commitment

'He arrived in from Lebanon and was training two days later'

Dec 4th 2018, 1:43 PM 12,605 Views 1 Comment

Ireland’s Defence Forces are in the Netherlands where they will aim to book a place at next year’s World Military Games.

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

Aug 31st 2018, 10:07 AM 18,832 Views 17 Comments

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

Irish troops to participate in EU Battle Group
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Irish troops to participate in EU Battle Group

Feb 6th 2018, 7:46 PM 24,385 Views 101 Comments

The Cabinet approved the participation in the group which will be on standby from July to December 2020.

'You should be proud': Taoiseach visits Irish troops serving in Lebanon this Christmas
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'You should be proud': Taoiseach visits Irish troops serving in Lebanon this Christmas

Dec 22nd 2017, 9:44 PM 16,271 Views 52 Comments

This Christmas some 580 troops will be serving overseas.

Two Defence Forces members located after terror attack at Mali hotel
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Two Defence Forces members located after terror attack at Mali hotel

Jun 19th 2017, 2:00 PM 27,276 Views 6 Comments

Two EU workers were killed in the attack on a hotel on the edge of the capital Bamako.

Irish soldiers 'depend on loan sharks and welfare payments' to support their families
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# At Breaking Point

Irish soldiers 'depend on loan sharks and welfare payments' to support their families

Apr 20th 2017, 4:42 PM 23,157 Views 103 Comments

Family members gathered outside barracks all across the country today to highlight pay issues.

Ceremonies underway to remember those who died in the Easter Rising
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# Remembering The Rising

Ceremonies underway to remember those who died in the Easter Rising

Apr 16th 2017, 10:15 AM 10,974 Views 117 Comments

The national anthem was played by a lone piper in the main courtyard of the cemetery.

Coast Guard operation underway after man falls ill on fishing boat
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Coast Guard operation underway after man falls ill on fishing boat

Feb 22nd 2017, 8:44 PM 12,088 Views 10 Comments

The rescue services are heading to the scene.

Irish Naval Service crew to be given medals for assistance with migrant crisis
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Irish Naval Service crew to be given medals for assistance with migrant crisis

Sep 4th 2016, 6:31 PM 13,656 Views 56 Comments

The Irish Naval Service has rescued over 11,500 migrants to date.

PICS: Enda dons a blue helmet, meets Irish troops and saves Christmas
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PICS: Enda dons a blue helmet, meets Irish troops and saves Christmas

Dec 23rd 2015, 1:12 PM 16,300 Views 145 Comments

You’d never know there’s an election around the corner…

Pictures: 1,300 Irish soldiers take part in 'Dark Nights' exercise
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# Dark Nights

Pictures: 1,300 Irish soldiers take part in 'Dark Nights' exercise

Nov 27th 2015, 12:02 PM 25,035 Views 101 Comments

The exercise took place over the last two weeks in Kildare and Cork.

A dangerous military flare washed up on a Wexford beach
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A dangerous military flare washed up on a Wexford beach

Nov 5th 2015, 8:33 AM 13,260 Views 8 Comments

An army bomb disposal team was called in to make the device safe.

'Dad, I hope to be half the man you are' - Touching messages from Irish soldiers overseas
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'Dad, I hope to be half the man you are' - Touching messages from Irish soldiers overseas

Jun 21st 2015, 1:44 PM 16,000 Views 2 Comments

They’re missing their dads today – and their own children.

Here's how much it cost this year for the Irish army to provide support at Shannon Airport
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Here's how much it cost this year for the Irish army to provide support at Shannon Airport

Jun 12th 2015, 6:04 AM 12,261 Views 33 Comments

Gardaí have requested their assistance at the airport more than 130 times.

WATCH: Behind the scenes of Saving Private Ryan filmed on a Wexford beach
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WATCH: Behind the scenes of Saving Private Ryan filmed on a Wexford beach

Jun 6th 2015, 9:30 AM 38,281 Views 16 Comments

The film featured 750 members of the FCA army reserve who played extras in the D-Day scenes.

Could Ireland be the next European target for a jihadist terror attack?
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Could Ireland be the next European target for a jihadist terror attack?

Mar 1st 2015, 7:45 AM 53,088 Views 128 Comments

An expert with decades of intelligence experience says our neutrality might actually be making us more vulnerable.

Ireland to fund ambulances and burials for Sierra Leone's 7,000+ Ebola victims
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# Not Going Away

Ireland to fund ambulances and burials for Sierra Leone's 7,000+ Ebola victims

Jan 3rd 2015, 8:15 AM 5,926 Views 42 Comments

The Government is set to give an additional €778,000 towards combating the Ebola outbreak.

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