# defence-forces - Friday 10 May, 2013
Defence Minister Alan Shatter is satisfied the Defence Forces is equipped to handle any emergency situations.
# defence-forces - Thursday 4 April, 2013
The helicopter’s rotor blades struck electrical wires while attempting to land in a field last July to collect a casualty.
# defence-forces - Friday 29 March, 2013
The Defence Force team declared the area safe after a two-hour operation.
# defence-forces - Sunday 17 March, 2013
Blessing the shamrock, a fun run and a feed of Irish stew are among the activities our troops are getting up to this weekend.
# defence-forces - Friday 15 March, 2013
The chemical, known as ‘Brady’s Agent’ can be found in school laboratories all over the country but can become unstable over time.
# defence-forces - Tuesday 12 March, 2013
The Defence Minister, speaking at the beginning of a tour of Lebanon and Israel, said increased tension could lead to involvement of more peacekeepers at Golan Heights. Niamh Fleming-Farrell reports from Beirut.
# defence-forces - Wednesday 6 March, 2013
Soldiers who deserted the Defence Forces to fight for the allied side were denied pay and pension rights.
# defence-forces - Thursday 28 February, 2013
A census cataloguing the Free State Army’s total manpower will go live later this morning.
# defence-forces - Tuesday 19 February, 2013
The device was found outside a private residence on Preston St earlier today.
# defence-forces - Monday 18 February, 2013
Kieran McGeeney will have to plan without a midfielder for the coming year.
# defence-forces - Thursday 14 February, 2013
The device was found by construction workers at Hill Grove Lane in the north of the city this afternoon.
# defence-forces - Tuesday 12 February, 2013
A suspect device was discovered in a green area near Rossmore Road in the Dublin suburb yesterday evening.
# defence-forces - Saturday 9 February, 2013
The device was rendered safe in situ at Blanchardstown IT remotely without the need for a controlled explosion.
# defence-forces - Monday 4 February, 2013
The school in Crumlin was evacuated as an Army bomb disposal investigated the Improvised Explosive Device.
An officer from one of the Defence Force’s Army Bomb Disposal Squads told TheJournal.ie how they deal with call outs and rendering devices safe.
# defence-forces - Sunday 20 January, 2013
A controlled explosion was carried out on the viable IED, which was found outside a house this lunchtime.
Though it’s unlikely to happen, some Nordic countries and Austria are among those to operate a compulsory draft. Should Ireland have one too?
# defence-forces - Monday 14 January, 2013
The improvised explosive devices, which were found on waste ground just off the Malahide Road, were made safe this afternoon.
# defence-forces - Tuesday 8 January, 2013
The money is owed for peacekeeping missions in Chad and Lebanon.
# defence-forces - Sunday 6 January, 2013
The viable Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) were found in a derelict house in a residential area this afternoon.
# defence-forces - Monday 31 December, 2012
# defence-forces - Monday 24 December, 2012
Our Defence Forces had a busy year. Here are some of the great pictures they took during it.
# defence-forces - Tuesday 18 December, 2012
Thousands of Defence Forces personnel who were persecuted by the Irish government for fighting with the Allies in World War II will receive a formal pardon in the new year.
# defence-forces - Thursday 13 December, 2012
An Army bomb disposal team carried out a controlled explosion on the live grenade.
# defence-forces - Sunday 9 December, 2012
Nine Departments and agencies needed extra top-ups to their funding in 2012. Here’s where the overflow went.
# defence-forces - Thursday 6 December, 2012
The Improvised Explosive Device was found in a residential area in Finglas during the night.
# defence-forces - Monday 3 December, 2012
The shell was discovered in a scrap metal yard in the south Dublin suburb earlier today.
# defence-forces - Monday 26 November, 2012
5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…
The Defence Forces’ Army Bomb Disposal Team was tasked to Sacred Heart Secondary School in Carrignavar earlier today.
# defence-forces - Wednesday 21 November, 2012
An Army Bomb Disposal Team carried out a controlled explosion last night on a device which was found in the Killinarden Heights area of Tallaght.
Minister Alan Shatter has announced significant changes to the make up of the reservists.
# defence-forces - Monday 19 November, 2012
The Improvised Explosive Device was found outside a house in Firhouse in Dublin in the early hours of this morning.
# defence-forces - Monday 12 November, 2012
The Israeli Defence Forces said the mortar shell was part of the internal conflict inside Syria and caused no damage or injuries.
# defence-forces - Tuesday 6 November, 2012
The device was discovered on an area of waste ground near Ballywaltrim last night.
# defence-forces - Sunday 28 October, 2012
An army bomb disposal unit carried out a controlled explosion after being deployed to a residential area in Ardglen.
# defence-forces - Sunday 14 October, 2012
Two males tried to escape on foot after being stopped by Gardai in the Cushlawn Estate; one had a suspicious device.
# defence-forces - Friday 12 October, 2012
The bomb disposal team was deployed to Loreto College in Cavan Town.
# defence-forces - Thursday 11 October, 2012
Speaking to the Public Accounts Committee this morning, Brendan Howlin said it would be unreasonable to take away such a large portion of pay from certain groups.
# defence-forces - Monday 8 October, 2012
The Defence Forces have made this video showing the work of the armed teams who search suspect vessels suspected of smuggling drugs into Ireland.
# defence-forces - Saturday 6 October, 2012
The Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) were discovered on a rural road outside Limerick City late last night.