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#Soldiers

From TheJournal.ie Two French soldiers killed in operation to free four hostages in Burkina Faso West Africa

Two French soldiers killed in operation to free four hostages in Burkina Faso

One American, one Korean and two French hostages were freed in the operation.

From TheJournal.ie One former British soldier to be charged with two killings on Bloody Sunday in 1972 Bloody Sunday

One former British soldier to be charged with two killings on Bloody Sunday in 1972

The Northern Ireland Public Prosecution Service announced its decision this morning.

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 2 British soldiers wounded in Islamic State missile attack Syria

2 British soldiers wounded in Islamic State missile attack

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the pair were part of the international anti-jihadist coalition, led by the United States.

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 '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 Myanmar is 'failing to end recruitment of child soldiers' United Nations

Myanmar is 'failing to end recruitment of child soldiers'

The military and a number of rebel groups have drafted underage soldiers for years.

From TheJournal.ie Coveney calls for Israeli restraint after 16 Palestinians killed in clashes Gaza Protests

Coveney calls for Israeli restraint after 16 Palestinians killed in clashes

Thousands of Gazans marched near the Israel border yesterday where Palestinian officials state Israeli soldiers opened fire.

From TheJournal.ie Mass graves in Rwanda and trying to break the Jadotville seige: Listen to these pieces of Defence Forces history Military Archives

Mass graves in Rwanda and trying to break the Jadotville seige: Listen to these pieces of Defence Forces history

The Military Archives’ Oral History Project was launched earlier this year.

From TheJournal.ie 'I'll be home soon': Christmas messages from Irish soldiers serving abroad Missing You This post contains images

'I'll be home soon': Christmas messages from Irish soldiers serving abroad

There are 600 military personnel serving in 13 different countries around the world.

From TheJournal.ie 'The pain was excruciating': Rohingya women recount rape by Myanmar armed forces Terror

'The pain was excruciating': Rohingya women recount rape by Myanmar armed forces

Doctors and aid workers say that they are stunned at the sheer volume of rapes, and suspect only a fraction of women have come forward.

From TheJournal.ie Why aren't people taking up jobs as nurses, doctors and soldiers? The government plans to find out Public Pay Commission

Why aren't people taking up jobs as nurses, doctors and soldiers? The government plans to find out

The Public Pay Commission is to examine what are the main reasons for the recruitment and retention of staff in some sectors.

From TheJournal.ie Man who attacked soldiers with knife in Brussels shot dead Belgium

Man who attacked soldiers with knife in Brussels shot dead

Local media report that the man attacked two soldiers with a knife on the boulevard Emile Jacqmain.

From TheJournal.ie 'An appalling attack': Trump criticised for saying transgender people can't serve in US military Major Announcement

'An appalling attack': Trump criticised for saying transgender people can't serve in US military

It is estimated that as many as 15,000 transgender people work in the US military.

From TheJournal.ie 'Medals don't feed families': Report says poor pay and conditions causing exodus in Defence Forces Hotel Rwanda Style

'Medals don't feed families': Report says poor pay and conditions causing exodus in Defence Forces

The results “suggest a disconnect from the organisation itself” the researchers said.

From TheJournal.ie Children among 120 passengers on board missing Myanmar military plane Debris Found

Children among 120 passengers on board missing Myanmar military plane

Debris has been found in the search for the plane, which was carrying soldiers and their relatives.

From TheJournal.ie In war-torn Mosul, the hot springs and spa are a place to relax for soldier and refugee alike Hope Springs

In war-torn Mosul, the hot springs and spa are a place to relax for soldier and refugee alike

Hammam al-Alil’s sulphur springs and reopened spa have become a spot where the soldiers fighting in Mosul and the civilians fleeing it meet for a rare moment of relaxation.

From TheJournal.ie Videogame nets Defence Forces 3,600 applicants from wannabe recruits Join Up

Videogame nets Defence Forces 3,600 applicants from wannabe recruits

The Defence Forces took a different approach to its latest recruitment campaign.

From TheJournal.ie 'Some navy officers rescuing migrants from the Med are on the minimum wage' Public Pay

'Some navy officers rescuing migrants from the Med are on the minimum wage'

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said he has “no intention” of allowing the Defence Forces access to the Workplace Relations Commission or the Labour Court.

From TheJournal.ie A mock firefight and IED blast: Irish soldiers prepare for Lebanon Defence Forces

A mock firefight and IED blast: Irish soldiers prepare for Lebanon

The troops will be working as part of the United Nations alongside Finnish and Estonian troops.

From TheJournal.ie Less than half of Defence Forces satisfied with military life Work Life Balance

Less than half of Defence Forces satisfied with military life

A recent report found that 48% of personnel were satisfied with military life, compared to 64% in 2008.

From TheJournal.ie Group of soldiers pick up €450k Lotto prize Army Syndicate

Group of soldiers pick up €450k Lotto prize

“There are a few lads getting married soon and a couple are buying houses so it couldn’t have come at a better time for them.”

From TheJournal.ie President Higgins to join William and Kate at Battle of the Somme memorial France

President Higgins to join William and Kate at Battle of the Somme memorial

The battle began on 1 July 1916.

From TheJournal.ie Crisis averted as Iran releases 10 US sailors found in territorial waters Freed

Crisis averted as Iran releases 10 US sailors found in territorial waters

The incident began after two Navy patrol boats drifted into Iranian territory late yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie British troops could face charges over Iraq War abuses Abuse

British troops could face charges over Iraq War abuses

An inquiry has heard evidence of at least 1,514 possible victims, 280 of whom are alleged to have been unlawfully killed.

From TheJournal.ie Hundreds of troops deployed as UK hit by 'unprecedented' flooding Rising Waters

Hundreds of troops deployed as UK hit by 'unprecedented' flooding

Another thousand are on standby as further bad weather is expected.

From TheJournal.ie 'Sorry I can't be with you': Christmas messages from Irish soldiers serving abroad Missing You This post contains images

'Sorry I can't be with you': Christmas messages from Irish soldiers serving abroad

There are 424 Irish military personnel serving in 15 countries around the world.

From TheJournal.ie Irishman and his dog trek across Balkans to raise funds for sick children Fundraising

Irishman and his dog trek across Balkans to raise funds for sick children

Mark Keating and Pajo spent three months walking through six countries together.

From TheJournal.ie The story of my great grandfather who died in WWI: Patrick Carroll, Gunner 100938 Ww1

The story of my great grandfather who died in WWI: Patrick Carroll, Gunner 100938

Patrick, from Dún Laoghaire, was one of the 49,000 Irish men that was killed in World War I.

From TheJournal.ie A broken leg and 24 concussions. Pillow fights among US recruits are hardcore Sleepover This post contains videos

A broken leg and 24 concussions. Pillow fights among US recruits are hardcore

Some serious stuff went down at this year’s West Point pillow fight.

From TheJournal.ie '"They are soldiers...": Defence Forces WILL have guns during the Easter 2016 parade The Rising

'"They are soldiers...": Defence Forces WILL have guns during the Easter 2016 parade

Minister for Defence Simon Coveney said the Defence Forces will be central to practically all of the events that will happen next year.

From TheJournal.ie 'Dad, I hope to be half the man you are' - Touching messages from Irish soldiers overseas Pass The Tissues

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Wreck of missing US helicopter found in Nepal Earthquake

Wreck of missing US helicopter found in Nepal

It is unknown if there are any survivors.

From TheJournal.ie 'Islamic State' calls for attacks on US soldiers as names and addresses published Leak

'Islamic State' calls for attacks on US soldiers as names and addresses published

However, security sources believe the information was already in the public domain.

From TheJournal.ie Teenager who planned to behead soldiers jailed for 22 years London

Teenager who planned to behead soldiers jailed for 22 years

Brusthom Ziamani was found with a 12-inch knife and hammer.

From TheJournal.ie Families of Bloody Sunday dead want police to prioritise arresting soldiers Derry

Families of Bloody Sunday dead want police to prioritise arresting soldiers

They will meet with the police tomorrow morning.

From TheJournal.ie Troops are being deployed on the streets of Belgium Anti-terror

Troops are being deployed on the streets of Belgium

The move follows anti-terror raids earlier this week.

From TheJournal.ie Independent review into 1981 deaths of two Irish soldiers in Lebanon Mystery

Independent review into 1981 deaths of two Irish soldiers in Lebanon

Private Hugh Doherty and Private Kevin Joyce were both killed in Lebanon in 1981. Joyce’s body was never recovered.

From TheJournal.ie Families of Bloody Sunday victims launch legal challenge over 'end of murder investigation' Derry

Families of Bloody Sunday victims launch legal challenge over 'end of murder investigation'

Cuts in PSNI funding have lead to a delay in the inquiry into the massacre.

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