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#british army

# british-army - Saturday 2 September, 2017

'Like climbing Everest': How a century's worth of stories from this Cork community made it online

Local historian Anne Donaldson spent years painstakingly transcribing the records from the Ballincollig garrison chapel.

# british-army - Tuesday 3 January, 2017

This amputee army veteran from Achill Island is going to row across the Atlantic

Paddy Gallagher lost his leg in Afghanistan after he was blown up by an IED

# british-army - Friday 16 December, 2016

Two ex-British soldiers to face murder charge for shooting dead of IRA man

Joe McCann was shot dead in Joy Street, Belfast in 1972.

# british-army - Saturday 17 September, 2016

Transgender soldier becomes first woman to serve on frontlines of British Army

Chloe Allen joined the army in 2012 as a man named Ben.

# british-army - Saturday 9 January, 2016

From The42 Club proposes to kick British Army side out of championship Controversial

Club proposes to kick British Army side out of championship

After much debate, the Irish Guards were officially recognised as a London GAA club last September.

# british-army - Monday 21 December, 2015

A monument to Irish men who died fighting for the British has been vandalised

A paint bomb was thrown at a monument to the Royal Munster Fusiliers in Tralee.

# british-army - Thursday 12 November, 2015

Former British soldier released on bail after arrest over Bloody Sunday murders

The 66-year-old man was interviewed by police in Belfast.

# british-army - Saturday 20 June, 2015

Red Devil catches team-mate after parachute fails to open Thanks Mate This post contains videos

Red Devil catches team-mate after parachute fails to open

Neither of the soldiers were injured in the incident.

# british-army - Tuesday 2 June, 2015

This is why you should ALWAYS keep an eye out for approaching tanks

This is why you should ALWAYS keep an eye out for approaching tanks

This learner driver found out the hard way.

# british-army - Tuesday 21 April, 2015

Elderly man arrested over 1974 murder of 27-year-old with mental age of 6 year old

The case of John Pat Cunningham was reopened this year.

# british-army - Monday 29 September, 2014

Who won the war in Northern Ireland? The British, so says a new BBC documentary

Filmmaker Peter Taylor says this is the only conclusion that can be made, for now.

# british-army - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

About 500 British troops are to train on this Derry mountain and nationalists aren't happy

It’s the largest military exercise in Northern Ireland since the beginning of the troubles

# british-army - Saturday 23 August, 2014

Today marks 100 years since the Battle of Mons – this video shows Ireland’s involvement

15,000 Irishmen were part of the initial British forces to land in mainland Europe.

# british-army - Saturday 9 August, 2014

Dublin remembers victims of Ballymurphy Massacre 43 years on

The 11 people, including a priest and a mother-of-eight, were shot by the British Army.

# british-army - Thursday 8 May, 2014

British women could soon be allowed fight on the front lines

Defence Secretary Phillip Hammond said a review would be back by the end of 2014.

# british-army - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

Ballymurphy parachute regiment killings: NI Secretary says 'no' to Hillsborough-style probe

Ten people were shot dead by the British Army in August 1971. An 11th person died from a heart attack.

# british-army - Monday 10 March, 2014

British soldier suspected of murdering Antrim man Corporal Geoffrey McNeill

A 23-year-old solider is being questioned by West Mercia Police.

# british-army - Monday 17 February, 2014

The 'IRA' claims responsibility for devices sent to British Army recruitment centres

The claim was made to Northern Irish media at the weekend according to UK police.

# british-army - Thursday 30 January, 2014

Families of Ballymurphy massacre victims to meet the Taoiseach today

A priest and a mother of eight were among those shot dead by members of the British Army Parachute Regiment in 1971.

# british-army - Tuesday 12 November, 2013

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.

# british-army - Friday 8 November, 2013

British marine found guilty of murdering Afghan insurgent

The marine was convicted by a seven-strong board, consisting of officers and non-commissioned officers, following a two-week trial.

# british-army - Monday 28 October, 2013

The 9 at 9: Monday

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know as you start this Bank Holiday Monday.

Irish man considers joining British army to pull family out of poverty Exclusive

The 25-year-old father of two said he was told he would be expected to spend six months in Afghanistan if he enlisted.

# british-army - Tuesday 18 June, 2013

More than 4,400 British soldiers given their marching orders

The soldiers, 84 percent of whom had applied for voluntary redundancy, were informed in person by their commanding officers today.

# british-army - Monday 27 May, 2013

Three men in Lee Rigby murder investigation bailed

The two suspected killers remain in hospital.

# british-army - Thursday 25 April, 2013

Memorial for Irish war heroes erected in South Korea

The monument honours “all those of Irish birth and heritage who fought and died in the service of the United Nations and those civilians of Irish birth and heritage who died side by side with the Korean people 1950-1953″.

# british-army - Wednesday 13 February, 2013

British and Irish forces in historic joint mission to Mali

In a historical first, the Irish Defence Forces is to team up with the British army for a training mission in Mali.

# british-army - Friday 28 December, 2012

30 years ago: Anger at Irish Government over IRA bombings

Newly released documents related to the Hyde Park and Regents Park bombings show that people both at home and abroad thought that Ireland’s government weren’t doing enough to stamp out the IRA.

# british-army - Saturday 15 December, 2012

Revealed: Ireland's surveillance activities during World War Two

The newly released files also uncover attempts to turn Ireland into a fascist state, in addition to Britain’s wartime recruitment within the 26 counties.

# british-army - Friday 7 December, 2012

Lives of Irish soldiers unveiled in newly published records

The records have been published as part of a newly-digitised collection of those pensioned from the British army by the Royal Hospital Kilmainham.

# british-army - Monday 12 November, 2012

British soldier shot dead by man in Afghan army uniform War

British soldier shot dead by man in Afghan army uniform

The Ministry of Defence confirmed it was an “insider attack”.

# british-army - Sunday 16 September, 2012

Scars of the Easter Rising you can still see on Dublin streets 1916 Rising This post contains images

Scars of the Easter Rising you can still see on Dublin streets

From bullet holes in masonry to trenches in St Stephen’s Green, we take a look at the physical remnants of the 1916 Easter Rising.

# british-army - Saturday 5 May, 2012

Irish soldier killed on army firing range

Michael Maguire, from west Cork, died in an accident during live-fire exercises with the Royal Irish Regiment.

# british-army - Sunday 29 January, 2012

Bloody Sunday: Victims’ families gather for 40th anniversary

Some relatives are calling for the soldiers involved in the 1972 massacre to be prosecuted.

# british-army - Sunday 1 January, 2012

BBC to air doc on Irish soldiers persecuted for 'desertion'

Around 5,000 soldiers left the neutral Irish Army to fight fascism in the Allied forces – and were persecuted for it afterwards.

# british-army - Wednesday 16 November, 2011

Govt committed to Ballymurphy justice campaign

Following the Attorney General’s decision to hold new inquests into the deaths of 10 people who were shot dead in west Belfast in 1971, the Department of Foreign Affairs has reiterated its support for the victims’ families.

# british-army - Friday 11 November, 2011

Poll: Should we wear poppies to honour the Irish war dead? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should we wear poppies to honour the Irish war dead?

More than 50,000 Irish people died in the First and Second World Wars. Should we wear the poppy to commemorate them?

# british-army - Tuesday 13 September, 2011

The Daily Fix: Tuesday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

Catch up on the day’s biggest news stories, as well as the bits and pieces you might have missed…

British army apologises to family of Derry man killed by soldier in 1971

Billy McGreanery was shot dead as he walked by an army observation post in Derry in 1971. The soldier involved said he thought he saw him carrying a gun.

# british-army - Friday 9 September, 2011

British army suspends more soldiers following Baha Mousa inquiry Abuse This post contains images

British army suspends more soldiers following Baha Mousa inquiry

Meanwhile, the British Ministry of Defence has said that more damning evidence could lead to further prosecutions in other Iraqi abuse cases.

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