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#Defence Forces

# defence-forces - Today’s News


# defence-forces - Yesterday’s News

Houses evacuated after two viable bombs are found

The Army bomb disposal team attended the scene.

# defence-forces - Wednesday 25 November, 2015

Are we willing to risk Irish lives by sending troops to Mali or Lebanon?

Minister Simon Coveney must address the potential dangers involved in sending Irish soldiers to replace French forces, Ryan McCarrel writes.

# defence-forces - Thursday 19 November, 2015

Irish troops could free up France to fight Isis

France is considering withdrawing from some peacekeeping missions.

# defence-forces - Wednesday 18 November, 2015

Will Ireland have to provide military assistance to France?

France is using The Lisbon treaty’s equivalent of Nato’s ‘an attack on one is an attack on all’ clause.

# defence-forces - Monday 16 November, 2015

Ex-soldier who killed sex worker jailed for eight years

Marie Green’s family said the sentence was not enough.

How is our government responding to the Paris attacks?

The Taoiseach and several ministers have been speaking about what precautions Ireland is taking in recent days.

# defence-forces - Monday 2 November, 2015

“He made an impression on everyone he met” – tributes to army officer killed in car accident

Lieutenant Colonel Jack Griffin was killed after being struck by a car near Thurles on Saturday afternoon.

# defence-forces - Saturday 31 October, 2015

Boy (15) arrested after explosive made safe by bomb squad

The IED was found at a house in Corduff Gardens.

# defence-forces - Friday 30 October, 2015

Wicklow blast damages vehicles in residential area

The scene was declared safe at 7am.

# defence-forces - Friday 23 October, 2015

The army and the ATMs: Was Enda talking about the ‘most secret committee in government’?

Details of emergency planning in the event of an Irish default are contained in Pat Leahy’s ‘The Price of Power’.

Micheal Noonan doesn’t know if Enda was told army might need to guard ATMs

The Finance Minister confirmed there were discussions about security at the height of the financial crisis.

# defence-forces - Thursday 22 October, 2015

Was Enda really warned that the army might need to guard ATMs?

One person says they’re “puzzled” the Taoiseach made the claim.

# defence-forces - Monday 28 September, 2015

Ranelagh scene declared safe as bomb squad removes suspect device

Traffic restrictions have now been lifted.

# defence-forces - Monday 14 September, 2015

3,200 primary schools are going to get a new Irish flag – and Proclamation

It’s part of a new 1916 Centenary initiative.

# defence-forces - Saturday 12 September, 2015

From facing jihadi groups in Syria to looking for glory in Croke Park GAA

From facing jihadi groups in Syria to looking for glory in Croke Park

Meet two of the GAA’s soldiers who will be gracing the national stadium tomorrow.

Watch an Irish army unit get ambushed by their enemies (in a drill)

They make short work of them.

# defence-forces - Wednesday 9 September, 2015

This father and son are going away this month – to Syria

“This is my second trip with my father and I’m looking forward to going out.”

# defence-forces - Tuesday 8 September, 2015

Ireland is sending 130 soldiers into one of “the most dangerous UN missions in the world”

The Golan Heights has been fought over for four decades.

# defence-forces - Wednesday 2 September, 2015

The Mayo coastline looks incredible in this LÉ Orla photo Wow

# 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.

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