TheJournal.ie uses cookies. By continuing to browse this site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Click here to find out more »
Dublin: 14 °C Tuesday 29 July, 2014

Defence Forces

# defence-forces - Friday 25 July, 2014

Houses evacuated after viable bomb discovered by gardaí

The device was found during a garda search of a building in Edgeworthstown, Co Longford.

# defence-forces - Saturday 19 July, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday

Everyone’s talking about MH17, Gaza, and selfies…

# defence-forces - Thursday 10 July, 2014

This Sunday we remember those who died serving Ireland, here’s how you can

The President and the Taoiseach will be at the main commemoration in the Royal Hospital in Kilmainham.

# defence-forces - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday News Fix This post contains videos

Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday

Everyone’s talking about Garth Brooks, the cabinet reshuffle and Google smartphones for robots…

# defence-forces - Monday 7 July, 2014

From The Daily Edge So, eh, the Air Corps bumped into Pharrell Williams today Patient Transfer

So, eh, the Air Corps bumped into Pharrell Williams today

A helicopter crew transferring a patient to the United Kingdom had a quick chat with the performer.

# defence-forces - Thursday 3 July, 2014

LÉ Niamh comes to the aid of capsized boat in Cork Harbour

Two men were found standing on top of upturned craft, and brought back to shore for medical attention.

# defence-forces - Monday 30 June, 2014

Did you spot this Air Corps training mission over Dublin yesterday? Flight This post contains images

Did you spot this Air Corps training mission over Dublin yesterday?

Corporal Declan Parke captured these stunning shots from one of the planes.

# defence-forces - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

Chief whip gets more powers, but the Taoiseach is still ‘in every way’ the Defence Minister

Many powers over the day-to-day running of the Defence Minister have been delegated to the government chief whip Paul Kehoe following Cabinet approval today.

# defence-forces - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

Protest planned as ex-soldiers and families face eviction from Curragh Camp

The government has previously said it would be too costly to carry out repairs to the ageing properties.

# defence-forces - Monday 16 June, 2014

Hello soldiers: Taoiseach to meet the troops serving in Lebanon

The Taoiseach will also announce an additional €2 million in emergency funding to help Syrian and Palestinian refugees.

# defence-forces - Sunday 8 June, 2014

If you see a Defence Forces vehicle with an L-plate, don’t worry

The Defence Forces says that all learner drivers are accompanied – and they don’t carry explosive material.

# defence-forces - Friday 23 May, 2014

Pictures: Irish Defence Forces personnel vote in Election 2014 … from Mali

All members of the Defence Forces usually vote by postal ballot whether at home or overseas…

# defence-forces - Friday 16 May, 2014

Asbestos found on LÉ Aoife this week should have been removed a decade ago

The ship was taken out of action for a period this week while items were inspected for asbestos.

# defence-forces - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

Army conducts ‘painstaking’ search for explosives at derelict building

A “volatile” War of Independence grenade has already been found at the Dublin location and it is believed there may be a number of dangerous devices there.

The opposition wants to know how long Enda Kenny will stay as Defence Minister

The Taoiseach has taken over the portfolio on a temporary basis.

# defence-forces - Monday 12 May, 2014

Bomb squad called to disarm ‘historical’ artillery shell found in a garden

The scene in Tipperary Town was declared safe at 5pm.

Man arrested after viable device found at Dublin hotel

The device was made safe by a bomb disposal team yesterday afternoon.

# defence-forces - Sunday 11 May, 2014

Viable device made safe at Dublin hotel

The Defence Forces made the device safe without the need for a controlled explosion.

# defence-forces - Saturday 10 May, 2014

Eurovision, RTÉ Guide and Dr Dre: The week in numbers

Plus: Who was on the top-selling edition of the RTE Guide this year?

# defence-forces - Thursday 8 May, 2014

Dummy grenade sparks bomb scare close to Heuston Station

The device contained no explosive content, and was similar to the kind used in military drills.

# defence-forces - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

Hundreds of Irish soldiers were exposed to asbestos while serving overseas Exclusive

However, the Defence Forces were unaware for almost ten years.

# defence-forces - Thursday 1 May, 2014

Spanish fishing vessel detained by naval service off Cork

The operation is in relation to an alleged breach of fishing regulations.

# defence-forces - Wednesday 30 April, 2014

The Defence Force’s newest ship has arrived in Cork LE SAMUEL BECKETT This post contains images

The Defence Force’s newest ship has arrived in Cork

The LÉ Samuel Beckett will remain at Haulbowline until the middle of next month.

# defence-forces - Thursday 24 April, 2014

From The Score Snapshot: The Irish Defence Forces in Syria show their support for Munster Red Army

Snapshot: The Irish Defence Forces in Syria show their support for Munster

The province will be cheered on from the Golan Heights during their clash with Toulon in the Heineken Cup.

# defence-forces - Tuesday 22 April, 2014

50 bomb disposal call-outs this year – 34 fewer than last year

The most recent call-out was at the weekend, when a device was found in Tallaght.

# defence-forces - Sunday 20 April, 2014

Pics: President Higgins and Taoiseach among thousands who gather to remember Easter Rising Ireland Remembers This post contains images

Pics: President Higgins and Taoiseach among thousands who gather to remember Easter Rising

A wreath was laid outside the steps of the GPO with the Proclamation of the Republic also read out.

# defence-forces - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

Legal advice sought after dozens potentially exposed to asbestos on Irish naval ship

A number of civilians are thought to have been involved in the incident as well.

# defence-forces - Monday 14 April, 2014

Garda bodies launch High Court challenge to sick pay changes

Sick and injured gardaí have already been moved to lower rates of sick pay as changes in legislation reduce the amount of time they can receive the full rate.

‘Forced to avail of the Dole’: 120 Navy and Army personnel to be made redundant

There is currently a maximum service limit of 21 years for private and corporal personnel.

# defence-forces - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

It’s the middle of the week now and here’s everything you need to know before 9am.

Planning on applying to the Defence Forces? Better get moving…

The deadline for applications is midnight tonight.

# defence-forces - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

Package with ‘white powder and a swastika’ sent to Alan Shatter’s home

In the Dáil, the Taoiseach said the anti-Semitic material sent to Shatter’s home was “a new low”. Several members of the gardaí and the Defence Forces were on the scene in Ballinteer, south Dublin earlier today.

# defence-forces - Monday 31 March, 2014

Army experts called in, as viable bomb found in Cork estate

A member of the public found the suspect device and called gardaí.

Watch: Irish troops return home from their six-month tour of duty in Syria Defence Forces This post contains videos

Watch: Irish troops return home from their six-month tour of duty in Syria

A couple even got to meet their newborns for the first time.

# defence-forces - Thursday 27 March, 2014

Controlled explosion carried out on homemade bomb in Clondalkin IED

Controlled explosion carried out on homemade bomb in Clondalkin

The viable device was found in the Monksfield area overnight.

# defence-forces - Wednesday 26 March, 2014

Efforts made in Lebanon ‘from time to time’ to find remains of Irish soldier, says Shatter

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

Have a neck tattoo? Did you know you’re barred from joining the Defence Forces?

Minister for Defence Alan Shatter said there are no plans to review the rule.

# defence-forces - Sunday 23 March, 2014

Fisherman with head injuries airlifted from trawler 260km out to sea

Coast Guard and Air Corps craft were dispatched to the scene, after the vessel put out an emergency call.

# defence-forces - Saturday 22 March, 2014

Can you see what this Air Corps pilot has just done?

It’s all in a day’s work for the Air Corps.

# defence-forces - Friday 7 March, 2014

The Navy and Army looking for 900 recruits

Minister Shatter made the announcement this afternoon.

1 2 3 4 5