# defence-forces - Tuesday 2 September, 2014
The Gulfstream IV, which Brian Lenihan said in 2010 should be scrapped, is out of action — leaving just one jet on duty.
# defence-forces - Monday 1 September, 2014
Defence Minister Simon Coveney wants a UN review of the peacekeeping
# defence-forces - Sunday 31 August, 2014
More than 70 Filipino peacekeepers have escaped from two areas that came under attack by Syrian rebels. Irish troops were involved in the first evacuation operation.
# defence-forces - Saturday 30 August, 2014
Everyone’s been talking about the Irish operation in the Golan Heights, a tragic road crash in Cork, rail talks… and VERY LOUD NOISES.
Irish troops staged an operation to evacuate UN troops from an area where heavy fighting was taking place.
The situation at the border is far too volatile for the UN mission’s remit – it seems the only reason to keep it there is for political posturing.
# defence-forces - Friday 29 August, 2014
Irish personnel secured a route and provided security as UNDOF troops withdrew from a position today.
# defence-forces - Wednesday 27 August, 2014
Another 130 troops will deploy to the area next month.
# defence-forces - Saturday 23 August, 2014
John Molloy wants to make the manor house the new Lissadell.
# defence-forces - Friday 15 August, 2014
A number of houses in the area were evacuated as the device was examined.
The device was made safe by the Defence Forces late last night.
# defence-forces - Tuesday 12 August, 2014
Mahmoud Bazzi will be deported from the US to Lebanon, where it is hoped he will face justice.
# defence-forces - Monday 11 August, 2014
Mahmoud Bazzi entered the US illegally but is not charged with the deaths.
# defence-forces - Saturday 9 August, 2014
More than €2.9 million has been spent on such equipment since 2011.
# defence-forces - Sunday 3 August, 2014
Stunning. Just stunning.
# defence-forces - Saturday 2 August, 2014
Fin whales are the second largest animals on the planet.
# defence-forces - Thursday 31 July, 2014
Some public (and private) workers woke up today to find no salary in their bank account.
# defence-forces - Friday 25 July, 2014
The device was found during a garda search of a building in Edgeworthstown, Co Longford.
# defence-forces - Saturday 19 July, 2014
# defence-forces - Thursday 10 July, 2014
The President and the Taoiseach will be at the main commemoration in the Royal Hospital in Kilmainham.
# defence-forces - Tuesday 8 July, 2014
Everyone’s talking about Garth Brooks, the cabinet reshuffle and Google smartphones for robots…
# defence-forces - Monday 7 July, 2014
A helicopter crew transferring a patient to the United Kingdom had a quick chat with the performer.
# defence-forces - Thursday 3 July, 2014
Two men were found standing on top of upturned craft, and brought back to shore for medical attention.
# defence-forces - Monday 30 June, 2014
Corporal Declan Parke captured these stunning shots from one of the planes.
# defence-forces - Tuesday 24 June, 2014
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
The government has previously said it would be too costly to carry out repairs to the ageing properties.
# defence-forces - Monday 16 June, 2014
The Taoiseach will also announce an additional €2 million in emergency funding to help Syrian and Palestinian refugees.
# defence-forces - Sunday 8 June, 2014
The Defence Forces says that all learner drivers are accompanied – and they don’t carry explosive material.
# defence-forces - Friday 23 May, 2014
All members of the Defence Forces usually vote by postal ballot whether at home or overseas…
# defence-forces - Friday 16 May, 2014
The ship was taken out of action for a period this week while items were inspected for asbestos.
# defence-forces - Tuesday 13 May, 2014
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 Taoiseach has taken over the portfolio on a temporary basis.
# defence-forces - Monday 12 May, 2014
The scene in Tipperary Town was declared safe at 5pm.
The device was made safe by a bomb disposal team yesterday afternoon.
# defence-forces - Sunday 11 May, 2014
The Defence Forces made the device safe without the need for a controlled explosion.
# defence-forces - Saturday 10 May, 2014
Plus: Who was on the top-selling edition of the RTE Guide this year?
# defence-forces - Thursday 8 May, 2014
The device contained no explosive content, and was similar to the kind used in military drills.
# defence-forces - Tuesday 6 May, 2014
However, the Defence Forces were unaware for almost ten years.
# defence-forces - Thursday 1 May, 2014
The operation is in relation to an alleged breach of fishing regulations.
# defence-forces - Wednesday 30 April, 2014
The LÉ Samuel Beckett will remain at Haulbowline until the middle of next month.