# defence-forces - Yesterday’s News
# defence-forces - Monday 24 April, 2017
The Mills 36 hand grenade was made safe and disposed of by the Defence Forces.
# defence-forces - Saturday 22 April, 2017
23 of the drug takers had to buy their way out of their military contracts.
# defence-forces - Thursday 20 April, 2017
Family members gathered outside barracks all across the country today to highlight pay issues.
The partners have claimed poor pay conditions have forced families to go to dangerous money lenders.
# defence-forces - Saturday 15 April, 2017
Taoiseach Enda Kenny said last year’s 1916 commemorations brought about a newfound respect for the tricolour.
# defence-forces - Monday 10 April, 2017
There had been concerns raised previously about soldiers struggling to travel to work.
# defence-forces - Thursday 6 April, 2017
The pilot is expected to resign this week.
# defence-forces - Monday 3 April, 2017
# defence-forces - Tuesday 14 March, 2017
Evidence from the scene has been handed over to gardaí.
# defence-forces - Saturday 11 March, 2017
The Defence Forces took a different approach to its latest recruitment campaign.
# defence-forces - Friday 10 March, 2017
The scene was declared safe at 5.20pm.
# 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.