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# air-corps - Friday 20 May, 2022

Planning permission refused for Wicklow wind farm due to nearby Air Corps activity
# Planning
# Planning

Planning permission refused for Wicklow wind farm due to nearby Air Corps activity

May 20th 2022, 2:20 PM 18,095 Views 18 Comments

The proposed site is just under 2.5 kilometres from Coolmoney Defence Forces camp.

# air-corps - Friday 4 March, 2022

Pictures: On an anti-terror exercise with Ireland's special forces
# Army Rangers
# Army Rangers

Pictures: On an anti-terror exercise with Ireland's special forces

Mar 4th 2022, 3:32 PM 25,738 Views 0 Comments

The Journal joined the Irish Air Corps and Army Ranger Wing at The Curragh last week.

# air-corps - Monday 20 December, 2021

Defence Forces told it must hand back millions in unspent budget, Government confirms
# Hand It Back
# Hand It Back

Defence Forces told it must hand back millions in unspent budget, Government confirms

Dec 20th 2021, 9:54 PM 49,788 Views 33 Comments

Up to €20 million could be returned to the exchequer.

# air-corps - Monday 29 November, 2021

New centre to help serving and retired Defence Forces personnel opens in Cork
# Personnel Support
# Personnel Support

New centre to help serving and retired Defence Forces personnel opens in Cork

Nov 29th 2021, 7:22 PM 12,178 Views 3 Comments

The new centre is in a refurbished building in Collins Barracks, Cork.

# air-corps - Wednesday 6 October, 2021

PDFORRA: Rule forcing premature retirement of experienced soldiers makes 'no logical sense'
# Irish Defence Forces
# Irish Defence Forces

PDFORRA: Rule forcing premature retirement of experienced soldiers makes 'no logical sense'

Oct 6th 2021, 2:23 PM 14,296 Views 14 Comments

The annual conference of PDFORRA, which represents 6,500 military members, is taking place in Killarney.

# air-corps - Sunday 1 August, 2021

Outgoing head of Defence Forces says Government cuts to military have caused 'frustration'
# Vice Admiral Mark Mellett
# Vice Admiral Mark Mellett

Outgoing head of Defence Forces says Government cuts to military have caused 'frustration'

Aug 1st 2021, 12:05 AM 37,301 Views 31 Comments
  • Vice Admiral Mark Mellett is set to retire in the coming months from his role as Chief of Staff of the Defence Forces.
  • In a wide-ranging interview Mellett spoke at length about funding difficulties.
  • He also believes that the future of defence lies in a combination of cyber and traditional roles.

# air-corps - Friday 11 December, 2020

Chemical exposure claims: Five years on from protected disclosures Air Corps whistleblowers still 'waiting for justice'
# Baldonnel
# Baldonnel

Chemical exposure claims: Five years on from protected disclosures Air Corps whistleblowers still 'waiting for justice'

Dec 11th 2020, 6:30 AM 15,839 Views 14 Comments

Gavin Tobin claims members of the Air Corps were exposed to dangerous chemicals.

# air-corps - Saturday 5 September, 2020

Covid-19 forces socially distanced celebrations for National Services Day
# FRONTLINE WORKERS
# FRONTLINE WORKERS

Covid-19 forces socially distanced celebrations for National Services Day

Updated Sep 5th 2020, 4:00 PM 36,888 Views 43 Comments

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee will lay a wreath at a ceremony in Dublin.

# air-corps - Monday 10 August, 2020

One year on from Supreme Court victory, an Air Corps whistleblower still hasn't received vital documents
# Chemical Exposure
# Chemical Exposure

One year on from Supreme Court victory, an Air Corps whistleblower still hasn't received vital documents

Aug 10th 2020, 12:05 AM 33,575 Views 11 Comments

Gavin Tobin won a Supreme Court case last year.

# air-corps - Thursday 21 May, 2020

Investigation begins after door falls from Air Corps helicopter and lands on Dublin school grounds
# Air Corps
# Air Corps

Investigation begins after door falls from Air Corps helicopter and lands on Dublin school grounds

May 21st 2020, 8:24 PM 89,298 Views 101 Comments

The incident happened just before 6pm today.

# air-corps - Saturday 9 May, 2020

Government spends €5.2m on new aircraft to help Covid-19 response
# Air Corps
# Air Corps

Government spends €5.2m on new aircraft to help Covid-19 response

May 9th 2020, 10:00 PM 68,151 Views 139 Comments

The aircraft completed its first mission last weekend, when it delivered a number of Irish tests to a laboratory in Germany.

# air-corps - Sunday 3 May, 2020

Irish Air Corps makes first delivery of Covid-19 tests to German lab
# Ramp Up Testing
# Ramp Up Testing

Irish Air Corps makes first delivery of Covid-19 tests to German lab

May 3rd 2020, 7:00 PM 41,933 Views 61 Comments

The delivery of tests to Germany is part of the HSE’s response to increase Covid-19 testing in Ireland.

# air-corps - Friday 10 January, 2020

'Significant restrictions' on emergency helicopter service on days when Air Corps not available
# Air Ambulance
# Air Ambulance

'Significant restrictions' on emergency helicopter service on days when Air Corps not available

Jan 10th 2020, 6:10 AM 9,802 Views 14 Comments

An internal Department of Defence briefing highlights the restrictions on where the Coast Guard helicopter can reach.

# air-corps - Monday 23 September, 2019

Defence Forces officers vote to accept €10m allowance proposals
# Defence Forces
# Defence Forces

Defence Forces officers vote to accept €10m allowance proposals

Updated Sep 23rd 2019, 5:10 PM 19,568 Views 62 Comments

The government has said the changes would make Irish military careers more attractive.

# air-corps - Monday 29 July, 2019

'Time is running out - this is a men's health scandal': Air Corps whistleblower opens up about his fight for justice
# Fighting On
# Fighting On

'Time is running out - this is a men's health scandal': Air Corps whistleblower opens up about his fight for justice

Jul 29th 2019, 6:30 AM 37,837 Views 22 Comments

Gavin Tobin has spent over €50,000 on his own healthcare.

# air-corps - Friday 26 July, 2019

Cabinet approves plans to train two Air Corps pilots in Australia in bid to address retention crisis
# Air Corps
# Air Corps

Cabinet approves plans to train two Air Corps pilots in Australia in bid to address retention crisis

Jul 26th 2019, 6:15 AM 24,170 Views 46 Comments

There are around 100 Air Corps pilots in the force.

# air-corps - Wednesday 17 July, 2019

Former Air Corps mechanic says fight against State 'back on' after Supreme Court victory
# Air Corps
# Air Corps

Former Air Corps mechanic says fight against State 'back on' after Supreme Court victory

Jul 17th 2019, 9:30 PM 19,801 Views 10 Comments

The complainants in this case allege there was a disregard for the safety of young Air Corps members.

# air-corps - Saturday 13 July, 2019

Calls for investigation as gardaí alerted to alleged smuggling at Baldonnel Airfield
# Baldonnel
# Baldonnel

Calls for investigation as gardaí alerted to alleged smuggling at Baldonnel Airfield

Jul 13th 2019, 12:05 AM 62,023 Views 55 Comments

Sinn Féín’s defence spokesperson Aengus Ó Snodaigh told TheJournal.ie that he will be raising this issue with the Taoiseach as a matter of urgency.

# air-corps - Monday 21 January, 2019

Air Corps whistleblower claims death toll from chemical-linked illnesses surpasses 72
# Whistleblowers
# Whistleblowers

Air Corps whistleblower claims death toll from chemical-linked illnesses surpasses 72

Jan 21st 2019, 12:05 AM 31,259 Views 29 Comments

Chronic fatigue, depression and anxiety are just some of the conditions the whistleblower has been living with for over a decade.

# air-corps - Thursday 30 August, 2018

Five men arrested and drugs seized as Defence Forces assist in inter-agency operation at sea
# Seized
# Seized

Five men arrested and drugs seized as Defence Forces assist in inter-agency operation at sea

Aug 30th 2018, 10:56 PM 18,868 Views 19 Comments

A UK National Crime Agency (NCA) coordinated operation led to the detention of a yacht yesterday evening.

# air-corps - Thursday 23 August, 2018

Temporary ban on drones to be enforced in parts of Dublin and Knock during Pope visit
# Banned
# Banned

Temporary ban on drones to be enforced in parts of Dublin and Knock during Pope visit

Aug 23rd 2018, 4:24 PM 8,249 Views 45 Comments

The Air Corps said that “if you use a drone in the Dublin area you may be acting illegally”.

# air-corps - Sunday 29 July, 2018

Man airlifted to hospital as thousands climb Croagh Patrick
# Reek Sunday
# Reek Sunday

Man airlifted to hospital as thousands climb Croagh Patrick

Jul 29th 2018, 7:35 PM 26,727 Views 42 Comments

Several other people were treated for medical issues on the mountain.

# air-corps - Monday 23 July, 2018

Gardaí probe Wexford fire after reports that barbecue caused huge beach blaze
# Curracloe
# Curracloe

Gardaí probe Wexford fire after reports that barbecue caused huge beach blaze

Jul 23rd 2018, 7:25 AM 37,270 Views 22 Comments

People were forced to leave the popular tourist area yesterday.

# air-corps - Thursday 5 July, 2018

Air Corps deployed to battle blazes in six different counties
# Hot Weather
# Hot Weather

Air Corps deployed to battle blazes in six different counties

Jul 5th 2018, 2:41 PM 20,657 Views 15 Comments

The Air Corps has responded to requests in Dublin, Wicklow, Limerick, Cork, Tipperary and Offaly.

# air-corps - Monday 26 March, 2018

Defence Forces looking to recruit 480 people to help 'defend against modern threats'
# Terrorism
# Terrorism

Defence Forces looking to recruit 480 people to help 'defend against modern threats'

Mar 26th 2018, 3:30 PM 60,745 Views 89 Comments

The government wants to maintain a strength level of 9,500 personnel across the Army, Naval Service and Air Corps.

# air-corps - Saturday 3 March, 2018

Watch: The Beast in the West - stunning Air Corps video taken over Galway
# Winter Came
# Winter Came

Watch: The Beast in the West - stunning Air Corps video taken over Galway

Mar 3rd 2018, 12:29 PM 36,201 Views 6 Comments

Emma and the Beast’s effects have been felt across the country.

# air-corps - Saturday 3 February, 2018

'Today I am passing you a list of 56 verified deaths of serving and former colleagues. Average age: 48'
# Chemical Claims
# Chemical Claims

'Today I am passing you a list of 56 verified deaths of serving and former colleagues. Average age: 48'

Feb 3rd 2018, 12:05 AM 51,696 Views 51 Comments

The whistleblower claims the number of deaths has risen sharply.

# air-corps - Sunday 21 January, 2018

Surge in women joining Defence Forces after €360,000 is spent on recruitment campaigns
# A New Dawn
# A New Dawn

Surge in women joining Defence Forces after €360,000 is spent on recruitment campaigns

Jan 21st 2018, 4:24 PM 19,376 Views 47 Comments

Almost 14,000 men and women applied to join the Defence Forces in 2017.

# air-corps - Thursday 30 November, 2017

Attempts to dismiss serving Air Corps whistleblower on medical grounds 'not a disciplinary procedure'
# Whistleblowers
# Whistleblowers

Attempts to dismiss serving Air Corps whistleblower on medical grounds 'not a disciplinary procedure'

Nov 30th 2017, 6:00 AM 17,099 Views 11 Comments

The man is one of a number of whistleblowers in the Air Corps.

# air-corps - Monday 13 November, 2017

Irish Coast Guard and Air Corps no longer able to transport patients to UK at night
# Transplants
# Transplants

Irish Coast Guard and Air Corps no longer able to transport patients to UK at night

Nov 13th 2017, 9:39 AM 22,980 Views 50 Comments

‘Priority 1′ transfers involve transporting patients by air to another country for emergency medical treatment.

# air-corps - Tuesday 31 October, 2017

Suicide, cancer and organ failure - today we list all the alleged victims of the Air Corps chemical scandal
# Chemical Scandal
# Chemical Scandal

Suicide, cancer and organ failure - today we list all the alleged victims of the Air Corps chemical scandal

Oct 31st 2017, 12:05 AM 49,175 Views 75 Comments

The average age of the dead is 50.

# air-corps - Tuesday 3 October, 2017

Over 1,000 Defence Forces members bought their way out in the last five years
# Recruitment
# Recruitment

Over 1,000 Defence Forces members bought their way out in the last five years

Oct 3rd 2017, 9:15 AM 27,666 Views 75 Comments

Representatives say the government needs to improve pay and conditions to stop people leaving and encourage new recruits to join.

# air-corps - Thursday 28 September, 2017

On the hunt for a job? The Defence Forces have launched a new recruitment campaign
# Military
# Military

On the hunt for a job? The Defence Forces have launched a new recruitment campaign

Sep 28th 2017, 6:20 AM 25,131 Views 28 Comments

Defence Minister Paul Kehoe announced a new Permanent Defence Force general service recruitment competition.

# air-corps - Wednesday 27 September, 2017

'We need to be vindicated. Friends are dead or dying': Air Corps report due this week
# Waiting For Justice
# Waiting For Justice

'We need to be vindicated. Friends are dead or dying': Air Corps report due this week

Sep 27th 2017, 12:05 AM 25,096 Views 38 Comments

The men claim they were exposed to dangerous levels of toxins when they worked at Baldonnel Airfield.

# air-corps - Friday 19 May, 2017

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

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

May 19th 2017, 12:05 AM 16,852 Views 29 Comments

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

# air-corps - Tuesday 16 May, 2017

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

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

May 16th 2017, 12:05 AM 21,374 Views 28 Comments

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

# air-corps - Wednesday 10 May, 2017

Over a third of Ireland's largest forest has been destroyed by gorse fire
# Galway
# Galway

Over a third of Ireland's largest forest has been destroyed by gorse fire

May 10th 2017, 9:57 AM 35,873 Views 51 Comments

Gardaí have asked people to avoid the Cloosh Valley area.

# air-corps - Monday 8 May, 2017

'In one case, a retired member's wife had eight miscarriages in succession'
# Protected Disclosures
# Protected Disclosures

'In one case, a retired member's wife had eight miscarriages in succession'

May 8th 2017, 12:05 AM 99,343 Views 86 Comments

A new Air Corps protected disclosure claims that a number of children have died as a result of their parents being exposed to chemicals.

# air-corps - Thursday 6 April, 2017

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

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

Apr 6th 2017, 10:34 AM 28,864 Views 83 Comments

The pilot is expected to resign this week.

# air-corps - Monday 3 April, 2017

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

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

Apr 3rd 2017, 12:57 PM 35,011 Views 158 Comments

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

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