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#Defence Forces

# defence-forces - Today’s News


# defence-forces - Yesterday’s News

# defence-forces - Tuesday 1 September, 2015

This former soldier says all that shouting and swearing IS needed

‘Military life is tough going, particularly in the early days…but then the realities of life in an operational setting are equally as tough, perhaps even tougher.’

# defence-forces - Wednesday 26 August, 2015

Ireland plans to bulk up the Defence Forces

The Army, Navy and Air corps are all set to receive new equipment and vehicles.

# defence-forces - Thursday 6 August, 2015

LÉ Niamh arrives in Sicily carrying 367 people saved by the Irish crew

The bodies of 25 people, including four children, are also on board.

# defence-forces - Wednesday 5 August, 2015

LÉ Niamh leads search for survivors of capsized migrant boat as 25 confirmed dead

It’s believed that up to 600 people were on board the stricken vessel.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# defence-forces - Tuesday 4 August, 2015

Defence Forces want more women, gay people and ethnic minorities

If you’re interested, you have a month to apply.

# defence-forces - Sunday 2 August, 2015

Suspect device at Cork hotel declared a hoax

The hotel was evacuated last night.

# defence-forces - Thursday 30 July, 2015

Former Defence Forces member guilty of manslaughter of woman who was blackmailing him

Marie Greene was stabbed to death on 13 February 2011.

# defence-forces - Wednesday 29 July, 2015

LÉ Niamh disembarks 14 bodies found on overcrowded barge

453 migrants rescued by the crew in recent days have also arrived in port in Sicily.

# defence-forces - Tuesday 28 July, 2015

The bomb squad was called to an Ennis school to blow up some unstable lab chemicals

They were taking no risks with the hazardous chemicals.

# defence-forces - Thursday 23 July, 2015

A bridge and a boat are set to get some famous Irish names

A bridge and a boat are set to get some famous Irish names

WB Yeats and a hero of 1916 are set to be immortalised in different ways.

# defence-forces - Wednesday 22 July, 2015

Mother and baby ‘doing well’ after childbirth aboard LÉ Niamh

The baby – who is four weeks premature – has been taken to hospital in Italy.

# defence-forces - Friday 17 July, 2015

# defence-forces - Thursday 16 July, 2015

Varadkar refuses to rule out privatisation of air ambulance

Varadkar refuses to rule out privatisation of air ambulance

Since 2012, the Irish Air Corps have helped sick people travel to hospital from all over the country.

Trial told that client killed Westmeath prostitute because she was blackmailing him

Marie Greene was found dead at Annagorta bog in February 2011.

# defence-forces - Wednesday 15 July, 2015

‘”They are soldiers…”: Defence Forces WILL have guns during the Easter 2016 parade

Minister for Defence Simon Coveney said the Defence Forces will be central to practically all of the events that will happen next year.

# defence-forces - Monday 13 July, 2015

‘When you respond to accidents, you know how badly blood donations are needed’ Summer Drought This post contains images

‘When you respond to accidents, you know how badly blood donations are needed’

Emergency services have issued an appeal for more people to donate blood.

# defence-forces - Thursday 9 July, 2015

Leaked emails show Irish Defence Forces held talks with controversial hacking company

Hacking Team sells viruses to repressive governments, but the Defence Forces say they never bought anything.

Bomb squad called out after pipe bomb left outside house

Houses were evacuated and road closures put in place.

# defence-forces - Wednesday 8 July, 2015

If you heard cannon fire around the Phoenix Park today, don’t panic

The Germans are on their way.

# defence-forces - Thursday 25 June, 2015

Four suspected dissidents arrested after viable bomb found in Longford car

The device was made safe shortly before 11pm last night.

# defence-forces - Monday 22 June, 2015

Government jet makes emergency landing with Taoiseach on board

The plane made the stop due to technical issues.

# defence-forces - Sunday 21 June, 2015

There are very, very few women in the Irish Army…

And none at all with rank more senior than lieutenant colonel.

# defence-forces - Friday 19 June, 2015

Defences Forces find solution to keep ambulances worth €900k on the road

Smaller crews had difficulty lifting stretchers in and out of the ambulances.

‘Serious injury’ avoided after pipe bomb is found in Leitrim

It was found in a woodland area this morning.

# defence-forces - Friday 12 June, 2015

Here’s how much it cost this year for the Irish army to provide support at Shannon Airport

Gardaí have requested their assistance at the airport more than 130 times.

# defence-forces - Sunday 7 June, 2015

Irish weather was glorious for the filming of Saving Private Ryan and Spielberg wasn’t happy Lights Camera Action This post contains videos

Irish weather was glorious for the filming of Saving Private Ryan and Spielberg wasn’t happy

He was a big fan of the army reserve soldiers who worked as extras in the film though.

# defence-forces - Saturday 6 June, 2015

Further 310 migrants rescued by Irish Naval ship this morning

The crew has now rescued 1,064 migrnats in the Mediterranean.

# defence-forces - Friday 5 June, 2015

Irish Naval ship LÉ Eithne has rescued another 113 migrants off the coast of Libya

In five successful missions, the crew has now rescued 756 migrants in the Mediterranean.

# defence-forces - Friday 29 May, 2015

Pictures: 500 migrants rescued – as LÉ Eithne carries out THREE operations in 24 hours

The third operation is still ongoing. The Defence Forces’ flagship came across a dingy with 100 migrants on board at 9.45am this morning.

# defence-forces - Friday 22 May, 2015

Safe and well: Defence Forces medics return home from Ebola-ravaged Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone experienced a spike in new cases last week. A replacement Irish team has already been sent out.

# defence-forces - Sunday 17 May, 2015

State surveillance: What the government and Gardaí don’t want you to know Exclusive

Part Two of’s two-part series on state surveillance in Ireland.

# defence-forces - Wednesday 6 May, 2015

Galway farmer unearths 50-year-old explosives while digging drainage

An army bomb disposal team safely detonated the explosives.

# defence-forces - Thursday 30 April, 2015

This TD voted against Labour… but he’s staying in the party

Michael McNamara won’t lose the party whip.

# defence-forces - Sunday 26 April, 2015

# defence-forces - Tuesday 21 April, 2015

The Defence Forces are looking for drummers (and trumpet players, and woodwind…)

Think you’ve got the right stuff? (In this case, a playing standard of at least Grade 7)

# defence-forces - Wednesday 8 April, 2015

Joy and tears as Irish Golan Heights troops are reunited with their families Safe And Sound This post contains images

Joy and tears as Irish Golan Heights troops are reunited with their families

The soldiers spent six months in the Middle East flashpoint.

# defence-forces - Monday 30 March, 2015

That broken government jet has FINALLY been sold off

The Gulfstream IV had been out of action since last summer.

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