# defence-forces - Thursday 23 February, 2017
Defence Minister Paul Kehoe today announced a major recruitment drive for defence Forces for 2017.
# defence-forces - Wednesday 22 February, 2017
The explosive was made safe by army bomb disposal experts.
# defence-forces - Tuesday 21 February, 2017
A cordon was set up in the Mayfield area of Cork this afternoon.
# defence-forces - Sunday 19 February, 2017
Major General Michael Beary said that UN forces were wary of returning jihadists from Syria.
# defence-forces - Saturday 11 February, 2017
Ireland treats whistleblowers differently to most other countries – as I found out, writes Dr Tom Clontan.
# defence-forces - Friday 10 February, 2017
The Defence Forces were called to the scene.
# defence-forces - Tuesday 31 January, 2017
Christopher O’Toole was a senior advisor to the Attorney General – a body named as the defendant in court documents.
# defence-forces - Sunday 25 December, 2016
Corporal Dan Browne is spending his third Christmas away from his home in Ballybrack, Dublin.
# defence-forces - Wednesday 21 December, 2016
Lieutenant Thomas Quigley will be serving with the Defence Forces over Christmas.
# defence-forces - Tuesday 20 December, 2016
Cases under review by the Ombudsman for Defence Forces rose 15% in 2015.
# defence-forces - Monday 12 December, 2016
The Irish force has been involved in the rescue of thousands of migrants.
# defence-forces - Tuesday 15 November, 2016
Taoiseach Enda Kenny said he has “no intention” of allowing the Defence Forces access to the Workplace Relations Commission or the Labour Court.
# defence-forces - Friday 4 November, 2016
The GRA’s officer board claimed they were told there was “an immediate and viable threat to the security of the State”.
# defence-forces - Saturday 22 October, 2016
Defend With Pride is a resource put in place to “support all our personnel” says Troop Commander Paul Fleming.
# defence-forces - Friday 21 October, 2016
The troops will be working as part of the United Nations alongside Finnish and Estonian troops.
# defence-forces - Wednesday 19 October, 2016
Support group Action Lariam for Irish Soldiers has said that the official policy on the drug needs to change.
# defence-forces - Friday 14 October, 2016
The accident, which involved the male soldier making a ‘hard landing’, happened earlier this afternoon at Custume Barracks in Athlone.
# defence-forces - Thursday 13 October, 2016
The Fianna Fáil TD was asked four times by Vincent Browne, and four times denied that concerns were mentioned to him about the anti-malaria drug given to Irish troops.
# defence-forces - Thursday 6 October, 2016
A recent survey found that 52% of soldiers are unsatisfied with military life – with 27% having considered leaving the Defence Forces because of the commute to work.
# defence-forces - Tuesday 4 October, 2016
Defence Minister Paul Kehoe said drug misuse in the Defence Forces has serious implications for the safety of the public.
# defence-forces - Friday 30 September, 2016
A recent report found that 48% of personnel were satisfied with military life, compared to 64% in 2008.
# defence-forces - Sunday 25 September, 2016
The Ploughing Championships can be a dangerous place.
# defence-forces - Friday 2 September, 2016
Four Kilkenny men and two from Tipp are preparing for the Croke Park showpiece.
# defence-forces - Sunday 28 August, 2016
Gavin Carey, a member of the Irish Defence Forces, had been swimming off Bundoran with other soldiers when he got into difficulty.
# defence-forces - Saturday 6 August, 2016
Nearly half of the places have been filled this year.
# defence-forces - Thursday 21 July, 2016
The LE James Joyce was today tasked to a metal barge crossing the sea.
# defence-forces - Thursday 7 July, 2016
Maureen O’Brien joined the Defence Forces in 1981 and previously served in the Lebanon, Western Sahara and East Timor
# defence-forces - Sunday 26 June, 2016
Security expert Tom Clonan writes that a referendum on Northern Ireland may lead to sectarian tensions in the six counties.
# defence-forces - Saturday 18 June, 2016
The 52-year-old man was arrested as part of an ongoing operation targeting dissident republican activity.
# defence-forces - Saturday 11 June, 2016
The artillery shell has been removed to a safe military location for further examination.
# defence-forces - Thursday 5 May, 2016
Security expert Tom Clonan explains why armies across the world need female soldiers and officers, in all positions.
# defence-forces - Wednesday 13 April, 2016
The 2016 campaign will specifically target increased female recruitment.
# defence-forces - Sunday 27 March, 2016
The proclamation, first read by Padraig Pearse on Easter Monday 1916, was re-read by Defence Forces Captain Peter Kelleher
# defence-forces - Monday 21 March, 2016
Four gunmen attacked a training base in Mali, one was shot dead.
# defence-forces - Saturday 12 March, 2016
Gardaí are investigating the incident.
# defence-forces - Friday 26 February, 2016
An explosive device was found on the M7 motorway in Laois.
# defence-forces - Sunday 14 February, 2016
‘Hugs and kisses from the Lebanon’.
# defence-forces - Friday 12 February, 2016
Magee Barracks in Kildare Town will now be redeveloped by the buyer, an unnamed Irish client.
# defence-forces - Tuesday 9 February, 2016
Virginia Main Street was closed for several hours after the morning alert.
# defence-forces - Monday 1 February, 2016
The incident happened late last night.