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#Defence Forces

# defence-forces - Yesterday’s News

How should Ireland decide whether to send troops abroad?

Questions have been raised over the triple-lock system in the Dáil recently.

# defence-forces - Saturday 15 November, 2014

Irish troops in Afghanistan are coming home

A decision has yet to be made on any further deployment.

# defence-forces - Thursday 13 November, 2014

Bomb squad make safe two viable IEDs in Mayo

Gardaí discovered the devices earlier this afternoon.

Defence Forces investigating after ‘barbed wire tied around soldier’s feet’

Military police are investigating the incident.

# defence-forces - Monday 10 November, 2014

Photos: Irish Defence Forces prepare for action in Sweden Exercise Joint Action This post contains images

Photos: Irish Defence Forces prepare for action in Sweden

180 personnel from the Irish Defence Forces are taking part in ‘Exercise Joint Action’.

# defence-forces - Tuesday 28 October, 2014

Defence Forces test water supply amid claims Irish troops are at risk of E Coli

The troops are part of the UN peacekeeping mission in the Golan Heights.

Houses evacuated after homemade bomb found outside Kildare house

Army experts were called to the Brownstown last night.

Attacks on emergency services ‘utterly unacceptable’, but protective laws won’t be improved

The Justice Minister has said that current legislation is sufficient.

# defence-forces - Saturday 25 October, 2014

Supermacs, Nokia phones, and Dublin house prices: The week in numbers

Plus: How many students are taking part in the next BT Young Scientist competition?

# defence-forces - Thursday 23 October, 2014

Homemade bomb found on the road in Limerick estate

The device was made safe by army experts.

# defence-forces - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

# defence-forces - Sunday 19 October, 2014

Tribute paid to 47 Irish troops who lost their lives in Lebanon

A wreath was laid at Tibnin Memorial to the personnel who died in service.

# defence-forces - Thursday 9 October, 2014

‘Historic yet viable’ grenade rendered safe in Wexford

The device was from the early 20th century.

# defence-forces - Wednesday 8 October, 2014

Irish troops arrive home alive as Golan Heights mission is ‘de-risked’

The 130 troops were welcomed by family and friends in an emotional reunion this morning.

# defence-forces - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

Coveney satisfied UN will review Irish troops’ Golan Heights mission

He said that he’s satisfied they acceded to his request for a review.

# defence-forces - Thursday 25 September, 2014

PICTURES: Four being questioned following seizure of a tonne of cocaine

The seizure was made in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

# defence-forces - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

€80 million in cocaine seized off the Cork coast

The drugs were seized on a yacht off the Cork coast.

# defence-forces - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

As Coveney mulls decision on Irish troops, Israel shoots down Syrian plane in Golan Heights

It’s the first time since 1985 that Israel has downed a Syrian plane.

# defence-forces - Saturday 20 September, 2014

Homes evacuated after viable homemade bomb found in Bray house

A bomb disposal team dismantled the device and confirmed it was viable.

# defence-forces - Tuesday 2 September, 2014

One of the Government jets has broken down – what are ministers to do?

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

Syrian troops and Islamist rebels exchange fire near peace line in Golan Heights

Defence Minister Simon Coveney wants a UN review of the peacekeeping

# defence-forces - Sunday 31 August, 2014

Philippine UN peacekeepers safe after Irish-aided ‘great escape’

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

Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday

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 soldiers “safe and accounted for” after daring rescue mission

Irish troops staged an operation to evacuate UN troops from an area where heavy fighting was taking place.

Opinion: The lives of our peacekeeping troops are being recklessly risked at the Syrian border

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 peacekeepers safe but “on high alert” after Golan Heights kidnappings

Irish personnel secured a route and provided security as UNDOF troops withdrew from a position today.

# defence-forces - Wednesday 27 August, 2014

Irish peacekeeping troops experiencing ‘some harassment’ in Syria

Another 130 troops will deploy to the area next month.

# defence-forces - Saturday 23 August, 2014

New owner of Rockhill wants people to tell him what to do with former army barracks

John Molloy wants to make the manor house the new Lissadell.

# defence-forces - Friday 15 August, 2014

Gardaí investigate after bomb squad find viable explosive device near Donegal home IED

Gardaí investigate after bomb squad find viable explosive device near Donegal home

A number of houses in the area were evacuated as the device was examined.

Member of public brings viable artillery shell to garda station

The device was made safe by the Defence Forces late last night.

# defence-forces - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

Deportation of man suspected of killing Irish soldiers “an important step”

Mahmoud Bazzi will be deported from the US to Lebanon, where it is hoped he will face justice.

# defence-forces - Monday 11 August, 2014

Man suspected of killing two Irish soldiers in Lebanon to be deported from US

Mahmoud Bazzi entered the US illegally but is not charged with the deaths.

# defence-forces - Saturday 9 August, 2014

Sinn Féin wants Ireland to stop buying Israeli-made military equipment

More than €2.9 million has been spent on such equipment since 2011.

# defence-forces - Sunday 3 August, 2014

# defence-forces - Saturday 2 August, 2014

Irish Air Corps capture amazing video of rare fin whale leaping out of the sea

Fin whales are the second largest animals on the planet.

# defence-forces - Thursday 31 July, 2014

# defence-forces - Friday 25 July, 2014

Houses evacuated after viable bomb discovered by gardaí

The device was found during a garda search of a building in Edgeworthstown, Co Longford.

# defence-forces - Saturday 19 July, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday

Everyone’s talking about MH17, Gaza, and selfies…

# defence-forces - Thursday 10 July, 2014

This Sunday we remember those who died serving Ireland, here’s how you can

The President and the Taoiseach will be at the main commemoration in the Royal Hospital in Kilmainham.

# defence-forces - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday News Fix This post contains videos

Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday

Everyone’s talking about Garth Brooks, the cabinet reshuffle and Google smartphones for robots…

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