# defence-forces - Today’s News
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.
# defence-forces - Sunday 31 January, 2016
The number of women officers in the Defence Forces is finally on the rise and Catherine Smyth is one of them. But Catherine is Scottish, not Irish.
# defence-forces - Monday 4 January, 2016
Both mother and baby are reported to be doing well.
# defence-forces - Friday 1 January, 2016
The Defence Forces will be help by providing sandbags and transportation.
# defence-forces - Wednesday 30 December, 2015
The device was spotted by a member of the public in a river in the Dodder Valley.
# defence-forces - Tuesday 29 December, 2015
The Defence Forces has released statistics for this year on its army operations.
# defence-forces - Sunday 27 December, 2015
Both Ireland’s maritime Defence Forces and its Coast Guard have had a year to remember.
# defence-forces - Monday 21 December, 2015
# defence-forces - Sunday 13 December, 2015
The weather conditions are predicted to persist in the coming days, but we are a lot better off than we were back in 2009 and 2010.
# defence-forces - Thursday 10 December, 2015
Locals residents have been working non-stop to prepare for more flooding
Water levels are expected to peak this weekend.
# defence-forces - Friday 27 November, 2015
The exercise took place over the last two weeks in Kildare and Cork.
# defence-forces - Thursday 26 November, 2015
The Army bomb disposal team attended the scene.
# defence-forces - Wednesday 25 November, 2015
Minister Simon Coveney must address the potential dangers involved in sending Irish soldiers to replace French forces, Ryan McCarrel writes.
# defence-forces - Thursday 19 November, 2015
France is considering withdrawing from some peacekeeping missions.