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#Irish Defence Forces

# irish-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.

# irish-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.

# irish-defence-forces - Sunday 16 April, 2017

Ceremonies underway to remember those who died in the Easter Rising

The national anthem was played by a lone piper in the main courtyard of the cemetery.

# irish-defence-forces - Wednesday 22 February, 2017

Coast Guard operation underway after man falls ill on fishing boat

The rescue services are heading to the scene.

# irish-defence-forces - Sunday 4 September, 2016

Irish Naval Service crew to be given medals for assistance with migrant crisis

The Irish Naval Service has rescued over 11,500 migrants to date.

# irish-defence-forces - Wednesday 23 December, 2015

PICS: Enda dons a blue helmet, meets Irish troops and saves Christmas

You’d never know there’s an election around the corner…

# irish-defence-forces - Friday 27 November, 2015

Pictures: 1,300 Irish soldiers take part in 'Dark Nights' exercise Dark Nights This post contains images

Pictures: 1,300 Irish soldiers take part in 'Dark Nights' exercise

The exercise took place over the last two weeks in Kildare and Cork.

# irish-defence-forces - Thursday 5 November, 2015

A dangerous military flare washed up on a Wexford beach

An army bomb disposal team was called in to make the device safe.

# irish-defence-forces - Sunday 21 June, 2015

‘Dad, I hope to be half the man you are’ – Touching messages from Irish soldiers overseas

They’re missing their dads today – and their own children.

# irish-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.

# irish-defence-forces - Saturday 6 June, 2015

WATCH: Behind the scenes of Saving Private Ryan filmed on a Wexford beach Lights Camera Action This post contains videos

WATCH: Behind the scenes of Saving Private Ryan filmed on a Wexford beach

The film featured 750 members of the FCA army reserve who played extras in the D-Day scenes.

# irish-defence-forces - Sunday 1 March, 2015

Could Ireland be the next European target for a jihadist terror attack?

An expert with decades of intelligence experience says our neutrality might actually be making us more vulnerable.

# irish-defence-forces - Saturday 3 January, 2015

Ireland to fund ambulances and burials for Sierra Leone’s 7,000+ Ebola victims

The Government is set to give an additional €778,000 towards combating the Ebola outbreak.

# irish-defence-forces - Tuesday 30 December, 2014

Ireland had almost three bomb disposals a week last year

The Army had 430 troops serving on peacekeeping missions in 16 countries in the past 12 months.

# irish-defence-forces - Monday 24 November, 2014

From The42 Irish Defence Forces bidding for first European success in France COYBIG

Irish Defence Forces bidding for first European success in France

Comdt Declan Sheridan’s men take on the hosts later today before facing Germany and the Netherlands.

# irish-defence-forces - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

As Coveney mulls decision on Irish troops, Israel shoots down Syrian plane in Golan Heights

It’s the first time since 1985 that Israel has downed a Syrian plane.

# irish-defence-forces - Friday 19 September, 2014

‘I will not send Irish troops into civil war in Syria’ – Coveney

Irish peacekeepers are about to re-deploy to the Golan Heights.

# irish-defence-forces - Saturday 13 September, 2014

Watch 1,500 Irish soldiers groan with pain on the Braveheart battlefield

It was the largest scale movie production to come to Ireland and was the start of something big for the film industry…

# irish-defence-forces - Saturday 6 September, 2014

Mel Gibson thought his Irish Braveheart extras were a bunch of smartasses Lights Camera Action This post contains videos

Mel Gibson thought his Irish Braveheart extras were a bunch of smartasses

He might not have been wrong either…

# irish-defence-forces - Saturday 30 August, 2014

Here’s what it was like to be part of Braveheart’s epic army Extras This post contains videos

Here’s what it was like to be part of Braveheart’s epic army

Hundreds of members of the Irish Defence Forces played William Wallace’s army in the 1990s battle movie.

# irish-defence-forces - Friday 29 August, 2014

Irish peacekeepers safe but “on high alert” after Golan Heights kidnappings

Irish personnel secured a route and provided security as UNDOF troops withdrew from a position today.

# irish-defence-forces - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

Deportation of man suspected of killing Irish soldiers “an important step”

Mahmoud Bazzi will be deported from the US to Lebanon, where it is hoped he will face justice.

# irish-defence-forces - Saturday 9 August, 2014

Sinn Féin wants Ireland to stop buying Israeli-made military equipment

More than €2.9 million has been spent on such equipment since 2011.

# irish-defence-forces - Sunday 15 June, 2014

‘I will be home soon, son’: Irish soldiers stationed abroad mark Father’s Day

Members of the Defence Forces who are serving in Syria, Lebanon and Mali have sent messages home to their families.

# irish-defence-forces - Monday 2 June, 2014

Infographic: Here’s everything the Irish Air Corps has done this year

Over 6,000 take-offs and landings at Casement Aerodome, 32 personnel overseas, 115 escorts and more…

# irish-defence-forces - Saturday 8 March, 2014

From The42 Irish Defence Forces tribute for Brian O’Driscoll ahead of final home game Bod13

Irish Defence Forces tribute for Brian O’Driscoll ahead of final home game

“Tell the chopper to wait, we’ve got a legend to honour.”

# irish-defence-forces - Saturday 22 February, 2014

Ever wonder if you have what it takes for a tour of duty in Syria? Tough Enough This post contains images

Ever wonder if you have what it takes for a tour of duty in Syria?

Ireland’s 44 Infantry Group are heading to the Golan Heights in March.

# irish-defence-forces - Tuesday 31 December, 2013

Rescues and recovery: A year in the life of Ireland’s Naval Service and Air Corps

The Naval Service has made 16 detentions for infringing fishing regulations so far this year, while the Air Corps has been involved in many rescues.

# irish-defence-forces - Monday 23 December, 2013

Device left in porch of south Dublin house had potential to kill

A number of houses in the area were evacuated today as the Defence Forces carried out a controlled explosion.

# irish-defence-forces - Sunday 15 December, 2013

Shatter: No indications Irish troops in Syria are a target

The Minister for Defence said we must accept we are putting troops in harm’s way when we deploy them to these types of operations.

# irish-defence-forces - Saturday 7 December, 2013

Bomb squad deals with highly explosive chemical at Dublin school

The chemical is quite common in school labs but can become unstable over time.

# irish-defence-forces - Wednesday 4 December, 2013

Irish troops’ vehicle in Syria blast ‘struck a mine’ while reversing

Troops came under fire last week while travelling in a UN convoy.

# irish-defence-forces - Wednesday 13 November, 2013

Irish fishing vessel detained off Waterford coast

This detention is the twelfth made by the Naval Service this year following 901 boardings.

# irish-defence-forces - Wednesday 6 November, 2013

Artillery rounds land metres from Irish troops in Syria gun battle

A spokesperson for the Defence Forces said all 39 of the Irish troops involved returned to their base camp “safe and sound”.

# irish-defence-forces - Sunday 8 September, 2013

From The42 Irish Defence Forces show their support for Cork and Clare ahead of today’s game Nice Touch

Irish Defence Forces show their support for Cork and Clare ahead of today’s game

A number of UNIFIL soldiers, including camogie star Gemma O’Connor, have backed both sides.

# irish-defence-forces - Sunday 12 May, 2013

Shatter says Syrian war is making Lebanon ‘increasingly unstable’

The Minister for Defence also revealed that the UN has requested that Irish observers be sent to Syria.

# irish-defence-forces - Thursday 11 April, 2013

VIDEO: Austrian artist shines new light on forgotten Irish lookout posts Lookout This post contains videos

VIDEO: Austrian artist shines new light on forgotten Irish lookout posts

The structures were built for soldiers to keep watch over sea activity during the Second World War.

# irish-defence-forces - Sunday 17 March, 2013

Over 400 Irish troops celebrate St Patrick’s Day overseas this weekend

Blessing the shamrock, a fun run and a feed of Irish stew are among the activities our troops are getting up to this weekend.

# irish-defence-forces - Wednesday 13 February, 2013

British and Irish forces in historic joint mission to Mali

In a historical first, the Irish Defence Forces is to team up with the British army for a training mission in Mali.

Audio: NATO wants Ireland to get more involved with military alliance

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen addressed an audience in Dublin last night.

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