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#Defence Forces

# defence-forces - Tuesday 24 March, 2015

Garda station shut down after bag of powder presented to gardaí

The incident took place at Kells Garda Station on Saturday.

# defence-forces - Friday 20 March, 2015

# defence-forces - Thursday 19 March, 2015

Hoax package with white powder sent to staff at psychiatric hospital

The building had to be sealed off for a number of hours while an army bomb disposal unit examined the substance in the package.

# defence-forces - Tuesday 17 March, 2015

Here’s what St. Patrick’s Day looks like to Irish soldiers in war-torn hotspots

Irish troops have been mixing duty and celebration across the globe today

# defence-forces - Monday 23 February, 2015

From The42 Kildare’s Dermot Earley leads Defence Forces to glory in 2015 Páidí Ó Sé tournament

Kildare’s Dermot Earley leads Defence Forces to glory in 2015 Páidí Ó Sé tournament

Kildare’s Dermot Earley leads the defence Forces to a fitting Comórtas Peile Páidí Ó Sé win.

# defence-forces - Friday 13 February, 2015

Houses evacuated in Cork after homemade bomb is found

Gardaí are investigating.

# defence-forces - Thursday 12 February, 2015

‘Crude’ viable bomb made safe by army in Drumshanbo

The device was found by gardaí on approach into the town.

# defence-forces - Wednesday 11 February, 2015

Pipe bomb found in garden of Cork house

It comes less than 12 hours after another suspect device was found in Limerick.

# defence-forces - Saturday 7 February, 2015

# defence-forces - Tuesday 27 January, 2015

Second historic grenade in three days made safe by bomb disposal team

A controlled explosion of the device was carried out on a beach in Wexford.

# defence-forces - Thursday 22 January, 2015

Body of man who fell into River Nore recovered by naval divers

The man fell into the river early Sunday morning when he was walking with friends.

# defence-forces - Monday 19 January, 2015

Are the British and Irish armies teaming up?

A new agreement aims to bring about greater cooperation between the two armies.

# defence-forces - Saturday 17 January, 2015

Evacuation as homemade bomb found at Ballymun building site

The device was removed by army experts last night.

# defence-forces - Tuesday 13 January, 2015

Viable homemade explosive device found at Mullingar house

It was the first viable device which the Defence Forces have dealt with this year.

# defence-forces - Tuesday 6 January, 2015

Irish Defence Forces to assist with Ebola crisis in West Africa

Five members of the medical team are expected to arrive in Sierra Leone on January 15.

# defence-forces - Friday 26 December, 2014

This is what Christmas looked like for Irish troops serving overseas

There were 430 military personnel stationed in Lebanon, the Golan Heights and other regions these holidays.

# defence-forces - Monday 22 December, 2014

‘Bone marrow donation is not a tough procedure. Don’t leave it to others, don’t give it a second thought.’

‘Bone marrow donation is not a tough procedure. Don’t leave it to others, don’t give it a second thought.’

The experiences of one bone marrow donor – and how he saved his sister’s life.

# defence-forces - Friday 19 December, 2014

Bomb found in Cork city park

An army bomb squad was called to the scene, after a suspect device was discovered.

# defence-forces - Tuesday 16 December, 2014

# defence-forces - Friday 5 December, 2014

Army officer Paul Giblin is getting married tomorrow. He needs a bone marrow match by January

Army officer Paul Giblin is getting married tomorrow. He needs a bone marrow match by January

Paul Giblin — a champion rower — is undergoing his fourth regime of chemotherapy. Unfortunately, it won’t cure him — it will only buy him time.

# defence-forces - Saturday 29 November, 2014

Cash-in-transit vans will no longer be protected by an armed escort

The Defence Forces say they won’t be providing the armed support on “routine” journeys.

Here’s a gender breakdown of our army and navy

The DF has recently encouraged more women to join its ranks.

# defence-forces - Friday 28 November, 2014

Grand mild out, isn’t it? … Well, here’s what Dublin looked like — four years ago

The snows started falling on this day four years ago, capping what was the coldest November period on record and heralding the start of the ‘Big Freeze’.

Army almost called in to protect banks during the crisis

Simon Coveney said the country was “bust”.

# defence-forces - Saturday 22 November, 2014

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.

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