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#Defence Forces

# defence-forces - Yesterday’s News

Houses evacuated as bomb squad makes explosive device safe in Limerick

The alarm was raised just before midday.

# defence-forces - Tuesday 17 October, 2017

Limerick homes evacuated as Army Bomb Disposal Team explode grenade found in the area

The grenade was discovered in the vicinity of a private residence on the Pennywell Road.

# defence-forces - Tuesday 3 October, 2017

Over 1,000 Defence Forces members bought their way out in the last five years

Representatives say the government needs to improve pay and conditions to stop people leaving and encourage new recruits to join.

# defence-forces - Thursday 28 September, 2017

On the hunt for a job? The Defence Forces have launched a new recruitment campaign

Defence Minister Paul Kehoe announced a new Permanent Defence Force general service recruitment competition.

# defence-forces - Tuesday 5 September, 2017

Homeless Defence Forces family offered council home

The family said they had also received help from members of the public and local businesses.

# defence-forces - Thursday 31 August, 2017

Irish Navy helps rescue over 200 migrants

Those rescued are receiving food, water and medical treatment as required.

# defence-forces - Saturday 26 August, 2017

Minister says emergency agency should be set up as army pitches in for second day in Donegal

The northwest was hit by heavy rain during the week.

# defence-forces - Thursday 24 August, 2017

Man in his 50s arrested after suspected bomb discovered at Tallaght home

The suspect device was removed for analysis by the Defence Forces EOD team.

# defence-forces - Monday 21 August, 2017

Bomb squad called in after 'suspect device' thrown at home in north Dublin suburb

Homes have been evacuated in the area, and the gardaí have requested the Defence Forces attend the scene.

# defence-forces - Friday 11 August, 2017

Properties evacuated after suspect device is found in Dundalk

An Army Bomb Disposal Team made the device safe.

# defence-forces - Saturday 29 July, 2017

Varadkar says transgender people will never be banned from serving in Irish Defence Forces

Donald Trump this week said that transgender people would not be able to serve in the US military.

# defence-forces - Monday 17 July, 2017

Irish Navy member commanding officer brought to court over duty-free cigarettes

The Irish Navy member said the reprimand he received should be quashed because it was imposed by an officer he claims played a role in the investigation

# defence-forces - Monday 10 July, 2017

'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.

# defence-forces - Wednesday 5 July, 2017

Thomond Bridge in Limerick re-opened after WW1 grenade found

The army arrived on scene and formed a cordon from 3.30pm this afternoon.

# defence-forces - Wednesday 28 June, 2017

'People who've suffered for our country should get the support they deserve'

A fundraising appeal for ex-Defence Forces personnel launches in Dublin later today.

# defence-forces - Monday 26 June, 2017

Irish Navy revives infant found unconscious in Mediterranean as record numbers saved

Commander Brian Fitzgerald said he was extremely proud of his team.

# defence-forces - Monday 19 June, 2017

Two Defence Forces members located after terror attack at Mali hotel

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

# defence-forces - Monday 12 June, 2017

Four finds of remains at three separate sites in Wicklow Mountains believed to be of the same person

The Defence Forces are now assisting gardaí and both scenes are being preserved for examination.

# defence-forces - Sunday 11 June, 2017

Bomb disposal unit called in after alleged suspicious device found beneath car in Dublin

The Defence Forces’ Explosive Ordinance Disposal unit was notified and soldiers attended the scene.

# defence-forces - Saturday 10 June, 2017

'We have no future' - wives of defence forces march today over their spouses' working conditions

Wives and Partners of the Defence Forces (WPDF) is set to march on the Department of Defence in Newbridge, Co Kildare, this afternoon.

# defence-forces - Friday 9 June, 2017

Defence Forces respond to 'suspect device' outside Cabinteely home

The operation is ongoing.

# defence-forces - Friday 19 May, 2017

Air Corps controversy: Minister says reports on toxicity at Baldonnel 'can't be found'

At least six people are taking action against the State for alleged exposure to chemicals whilst in the Air Corps.

# defence-forces - Tuesday 16 May, 2017

Two men suing State over Air Corps chemical exposure say they have developed cancer

The men are two of six alleging that exposure to chemicals has made them seriously ill.

# defence-forces - Tuesday 2 May, 2017

Army bomb squad neutralises WWI artillery shell in Co Donegal

The army bomb disposal unit was called to investigate the ancient naval artillery shell at 2.15pm this afternoon.

# defence-forces - Monday 24 April, 2017

Hand grenade 'used during War of Independence' found during renovations Diy

Hand grenade 'used during War of Independence' found during renovations

The Mills 36 hand grenade was made safe and disposed of by the Defence Forces.

# defence-forces - Saturday 22 April, 2017

59 members of the Defence Forces tested positive for illegal drugs in the past five years

23 of the drug takers had to buy their way out of their military contracts.

# defence-forces - Thursday 20 April, 2017

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

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

Wives and partners of Defence Forces members to hold nationwide protest today

The partners have claimed poor pay conditions have forced families to go to dangerous money lenders.

# defence-forces - Saturday 15 April, 2017

Illuminated and flown 24/7: Government Buildings' new plan for the tricolour

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said last year’s 1916 commemorations brought about a newfound respect for the tricolour.

# defence-forces - Monday 10 April, 2017

Irish soldiers who served in the Mediterranean to receive extra €15 a day

There had been concerns raised previously about soldiers struggling to travel to work.

# defence-forces - Thursday 6 April, 2017

Defence Forces pilot suspended after admitting taking cocaine before random drug test Exclusive

The pilot is expected to resign this week.

# defence-forces - Monday 3 April, 2017

Pictures: The Air Corps flew in formation across Dublin this morning

The brief display of formation flying at speed was in honour of the State visit of Croatia’s president to these shores.

# defence-forces - Tuesday 14 March, 2017

Houses evacuated in Kildare as army make two viable devices safe

Evidence from the scene has been handed over to gardaí.

# defence-forces - Saturday 11 March, 2017

Videogame nets Defence Forces 3,600 applicants from wannabe recruits

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

# defence-forces - Friday 10 March, 2017

A number of homes evacuated as bomb disposal team attend scene in Tullamore

The scene was declared safe at 5.20pm.

# defence-forces - Thursday 23 February, 2017

Looking for a job? The Defence Forces are recruiting 860 personnel

Defence Minister Paul Kehoe today announced a major recruitment drive for defence Forces for 2017.

# defence-forces - Wednesday 22 February, 2017

Homemade bomb found in Limerick city late last night

The explosive was made safe by army bomb disposal experts.

# defence-forces - Tuesday 21 February, 2017

Defence Forces defuse two suspect devices in Cork city

A cordon was set up in the Mayfield area of Cork this afternoon.

# defence-forces - Sunday 19 February, 2017

Irish peacekeepers in Lebanon at risk from 'jihadist threat' says top general

Major General Michael Beary said that UN forces were wary of returning jihadists from Syria.

# defence-forces - Saturday 11 February, 2017

Tom Clonan: Ireland never rewards whistleblowers like Maurice McCabe and me - it punishes us

Ireland treats whistleblowers differently to most other countries – as I found out, writes Dr Tom Clontan.

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