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# defence-forces - Yesterday’s News

Bomb squad called in after 'suspect device' thrown at home in north Dublin suburb

Homes have been evacuated in the area, and the gardaí have requested the Defence Forces attend the scene.

# defence-forces - Friday 11 August, 2017

Properties evacuated after suspect device is found in Dundalk

An Army Bomb Disposal Team made the device safe.

# defence-forces - Saturday 29 July, 2017

Varadkar says transgender people will never be banned from serving in Irish Defence Forces

Donald Trump this week said that transgender people would not be able to serve in the US military.

# defence-forces - Monday 17 July, 2017

Irish Navy member commanding officer brought to court over duty-free cigarettes

The Irish Navy member said the reprimand he received should be quashed because it was imposed by an officer he claims played a role in the investigation

# defence-forces - Monday 10 July, 2017

'Medals don't feed families': Report says poor pay and conditions causing exodus in Defence Forces

The results “suggest a disconnect from the organisation itself” the researchers said.

# defence-forces - Wednesday 5 July, 2017

Thomond Bridge in Limerick re-opened after WW1 grenade found

The army arrived on scene and formed a cordon from 3.30pm this afternoon.

# defence-forces - Wednesday 28 June, 2017

'People who've suffered for our country should get the support they deserve'

A fundraising appeal for ex-Defence Forces personnel launches in Dublin later today.

# defence-forces - Monday 26 June, 2017

Irish Navy revives infant found unconscious in Mediterranean as record numbers saved

Commander Brian Fitzgerald said he was extremely proud of his team.

# defence-forces - Monday 19 June, 2017

Two Defence Forces members located after terror attack at Mali hotel

Two EU workers were killed in the attack on a hotel on the edge of the capital Bamako.

# defence-forces - Monday 12 June, 2017

Four finds of remains at three separate sites in Wicklow Mountains believed to be of the same person

The Defence Forces are now assisting gardaí and both scenes are being preserved for examination.

# defence-forces - Sunday 11 June, 2017

Bomb disposal unit called in after alleged suspicious device found beneath car in Dublin

The Defence Forces’ Explosive Ordinance Disposal unit was notified and soldiers attended the scene.

# defence-forces - Saturday 10 June, 2017

'We have no future' - wives of defence forces march today over their spouses' working conditions

Wives and Partners of the Defence Forces (WPDF) is set to march on the Department of Defence in Newbridge, Co Kildare, this afternoon.

# defence-forces - Friday 9 June, 2017

Defence Forces respond to 'suspect device' outside Cabinteely home

The operation is ongoing.

# defence-forces - Friday 19 May, 2017

Air Corps controversy: Minister says reports on toxicity at Baldonnel 'can't be found'

At least six people are taking action against the State for alleged exposure to chemicals whilst in the Air Corps.

# defence-forces - Tuesday 16 May, 2017

Two men suing State over Air Corps chemical exposure say they have developed cancer

The men are two of six alleging that exposure to chemicals has made them seriously ill.

# defence-forces - Tuesday 2 May, 2017

Army bomb squad neutralises WWI artillery shell in Co Donegal

The army bomb disposal unit was called to investigate the ancient naval artillery shell at 2.15pm this afternoon.

# defence-forces - Monday 24 April, 2017

Hand grenade 'used during War of Independence' found during renovations Diy

Hand grenade 'used during War of Independence' found during renovations

The Mills 36 hand grenade was made safe and disposed of by the Defence Forces.

# defence-forces - Saturday 22 April, 2017

59 members of the Defence Forces tested positive for illegal drugs in the past five years

23 of the drug takers had to buy their way out of their military contracts.

# defence-forces - Thursday 20 April, 2017

Irish soldiers 'depend on loan sharks and welfare payments' to support their families

Family members gathered outside barracks all across the country today to highlight pay issues.

Wives and partners of Defence Forces members to hold nationwide protest today

The partners have claimed poor pay conditions have forced families to go to dangerous money lenders.

# defence-forces - Saturday 15 April, 2017

Illuminated and flown 24/7: Government Buildings' new plan for the tricolour

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said last year’s 1916 commemorations brought about a newfound respect for the tricolour.

# defence-forces - Monday 10 April, 2017

Irish soldiers who served in the Mediterranean to receive extra €15 a day

There had been concerns raised previously about soldiers struggling to travel to work.

# defence-forces - Thursday 6 April, 2017

Defence Forces pilot suspended after admitting taking cocaine before random drug test Exclusive

The pilot is expected to resign this week.

# defence-forces - Monday 3 April, 2017

Pictures: The Air Corps flew in formation across Dublin this morning

The brief display of formation flying at speed was in honour of the State visit of Croatia’s president to these shores.

# defence-forces - Tuesday 14 March, 2017

Houses evacuated in Kildare as army make two viable devices safe

Evidence from the scene has been handed over to gardaí.

# defence-forces - Saturday 11 March, 2017

Videogame nets Defence Forces 3,600 applicants from wannabe recruits

The Defence Forces took a different approach to its latest recruitment campaign.

# defence-forces - Friday 10 March, 2017

A number of homes evacuated as bomb disposal team attend scene in Tullamore

The scene was declared safe at 5.20pm.

# defence-forces - Thursday 23 February, 2017

Looking for a job? The Defence Forces are recruiting 860 personnel

Defence Minister Paul Kehoe today announced a major recruitment drive for defence Forces for 2017.

# defence-forces - Wednesday 22 February, 2017

Homemade bomb found in Limerick city late last night

The explosive was made safe by army bomb disposal experts.

# defence-forces - Tuesday 21 February, 2017

Defence Forces defuse two suspect devices in Cork city

A cordon was set up in the Mayfield area of Cork this afternoon.

# defence-forces - Sunday 19 February, 2017

Irish peacekeepers in Lebanon at risk from 'jihadist threat' says top general

Major General Michael Beary said that UN forces were wary of returning jihadists from Syria.

# defence-forces - Saturday 11 February, 2017

Tom Clonan: Ireland never rewards whistleblowers like Maurice McCabe and me - it punishes us

Ireland treats whistleblowers differently to most other countries – as I found out, writes Dr Tom Clontan.

# defence-forces - Friday 10 February, 2017

Three bombs discovered in vehicle during garda search in Kildare

The Defence Forces were called to the scene.

# defence-forces - Tuesday 31 January, 2017

Alleged Air Corps chemical exposure victims call for investigator to be replaced

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

Secret Santa, selection boxes and teamwork: Christmas for Irish Defence Forces at Golan Heights

Corporal Dan Browne is spending his third Christmas away from his home in Ballybrack, Dublin.

# defence-forces - Wednesday 21 December, 2016

Serving in Lebanon for Christmas: 'I have Love Actually and Home Alone ready to go'

Lieutenant Thomas Quigley will be serving with the Defence Forces over Christmas.

# defence-forces - Tuesday 20 December, 2016

Not getting a promotion was the most common complaint in the Defence Forces last year

Cases under review by the Ombudsman for Defence Forces rose 15% in 2015.

# defence-forces - Monday 12 December, 2016

Defence Forces honoured with award for humanitarian and peacekeeping efforts

The Irish force has been involved in the rescue of thousands of migrants.

# defence-forces - Tuesday 15 November, 2016

'Some navy officers rescuing migrants from the Med are on the minimum wage'

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

Garda reps say martial law was threatened - Taoiseach says it was never contemplated

The GRA’s officer board claimed they were told there was “an immediate and viable threat to the security of the State”.

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