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#Army

# army - Saturday 17 August, 2019

Veterans commemorate 50th anniversary of British Army deployment in Northern Ireland

Operation Banner began in August 1969 and lasted until 2007.

# army - Wednesday 10 July, 2019

Taoiseach has ‘absolute confidence’ in Kehoe after navy ship claims

Kehoe became embroiled in confusion over the weekend when he said two vessels were docked for maintenance reasons and not for staff shortages.

# army - Wednesday 12 June, 2019

Call to restore pre-crash allowances to 'stop members of Defence Forces leaving in droves'

There were 256 discharges in the first four months of 2019.

# army - Sunday 9 June, 2019

Cabinet to hear proposal to send Army Ranger Wing to Mali

If approved this would be the first deployment of the ARW overseas in their special forces role since their deployment to Chad in 2008.

# army - Tuesday 4 June, 2019

At least 35 people killed, including eight-year-old child, in 'brutal' crackdown on protesters in Sudan

At least 35 people killed, including eight-year-old child, in 'brutal' crackdown on protesters in Sudan

Hundreds of people were also injured when a sit-in was forcefully broken up by the military.

# army - Thursday 30 May, 2019

'Soldiers are living on the breadline': More than 3,000 quit Defence Forces in four years

Raco is calling for the introduction of an independent pay review body to help address the staff retention crisis.

# army - Friday 12 April, 2019

Explainer: What's happening in Sudan?

The country’s president Omar-al-Bashir was removed from power and detained by the army yesterday.

# army - Wednesday 3 April, 2019

'Totally unacceptable': British soldiers shown shooting at Jeremy Corbyn target Investigation This post contains videos

'Totally unacceptable': British soldiers shown shooting at Jeremy Corbyn target

The Ministry of Defence has launched an investigation.

# army - Sunday 3 February, 2019

Gardaí attend scene after suspect device reported in Edenmore

They were made aware of the suspected device at about 5pm.

# army - Friday 28 December, 2018

Bomb disposal, prison security, peacekeeping - The work of the Irish Defence Forces in 2018

There are currently 650 members of the Defence Forces serving in 14 countries.

# army - Thursday 27 December, 2018

'It's pretty sad': Trump acknowledges security concerns over surprise trip to Iraq

The US President says his concerns were for the First Lady, not for himself.

# army - Monday 24 December, 2018

Donald Trump signs order for US military's controversial Syria exit War

Donald Trump signs order for US military's controversial Syria exit

The announcement that US troops would leave the war-racked country has shocked global partners and American politicians alike.

# army - Tuesday 4 December, 2018

From The42 'He arrived in from Lebanon and was training two days later' Commitment

'He arrived in from Lebanon and was training two days later'

Ireland’s Defence Forces are in the Netherlands where they will aim to book a place at next year’s World Military Games.

# army - Monday 12 November, 2018

Suspicious device made safe after being found beside car in Drogheda

The area was evacuated for a period yesterday.

# army - Sunday 7 October, 2018

'The serving and sacrifice Irish soldiers put in during the Troubles - it has never been recognised'

A new book by an Irish retired member of the Defence Forces looks to shed light on the job they did during an intense period.

# army - Friday 21 September, 2018

From The42 Three-time Connacht medalist retires from Galway duty for the second time Army

Three-time Connacht medalist retires from Galway duty for the second time

32-year-old Salthill-Knocknacarra ace Sean Armstrong is stepping aside.

# army - Friday 7 September, 2018

Error in selection process leads Defence Forces to withdraw employment offer from four new recruits

It comes at a time when it’s claimed the Defence Forces is experiencing a recruitment crisis.

# army - Sunday 27 May, 2018

It's cost €60k this year to have the army help out when US military planes land at Shannon Airport

Since 2003, the gardaí have been allowed request support from the Defence Forces at the airport.

# army - Thursday 24 May, 2018

British army sergeant guilty of attempting to murder wife by tampering with parachute

38-year-old Emile Cilliers tried to kill his wife twice, the other attempt involving a gas leak being caused on purpose at their home.

# army - Monday 26 March, 2018

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

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

# army - Tuesday 6 February, 2018

Irish troops to participate in EU Battle Group

The Cabinet approved the participation in the group which will be on standby from July to December 2020.

# army - Friday 2 February, 2018

Five army officers dead after two helicopters crash during training exercise in France

The crash happened about 50 kilometres northwest of Saint-Tropez in southern France.

# army - Sunday 21 January, 2018

Surge in women joining Defence Forces after €360,000 is spent on recruitment campaigns A New Dawn This post contains videos

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

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

# army - Thursday 28 December, 2017

Investigation launched following drug seizure at Dublin army barracks

The drugs were seized by gardaí and brought to Rathmines Garda Station.

# army - Wednesday 27 December, 2017

Why aren't unused army barracks used to provide shelter for the homeless?

The Minister for Defence told the Dáil that many vacant units are in a “very poor state of repair”.

# army - Thursday 7 December, 2017

Poll: Do you want Ireland to sign up to the EU defence deal? Pesco This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you want Ireland to sign up to the EU defence deal?

The Taoiseach has said the deal will not affect Ireland’s neutrality but opposition TDs think otherwise.

# army - Sunday 26 November, 2017

Limerick houses evacuated after two viable explosives found IED

Limerick houses evacuated after two viable explosives found

The devices were removed to a military location for further examination.

# army - Thursday 23 November, 2017

'We are dealing with a substantial amount of flooding': Army called in to help in Mountmellick

The government has announced an emergency scheme to repair flood damage done to small businesses.

# army - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

Tanks seen heading towards Harare after army chief's warning to Mugabe over 'treacherous shenanigans'

President Robert Mugabe’s decision to fire his vice president has led to political uncertainty.

# army - Thursday 2 November, 2017

# army - Saturday 21 October, 2017

Ombudsman rejects complaint that Defence Forces member was subjected to 'bullying, intimidation and harassment'

The case is included in the Defence Forces Ombudsman annual report for 2016.

# army - Tuesday 3 October, 2017

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

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

# army - Thursday 28 September, 2017

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

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

# army - Friday 22 September, 2017

Gardaí investigate after suspect device thrown into house last night

No one was on the house at the time of the attack and no injuries were reported.

# army - Wednesday 30 August, 2017

Transgender troops can continue to serve in US military for now, says Defense Secretary

Transgender troops can continue to serve while the Pentagon studies an order by Trump to ban them from US forces.

# army - Sunday 20 August, 2017

Attack launched on one of Islamic State's last strongholds in Iraq

IS jihadists overran Tal Afar in June 2014.

# army - Monday 14 August, 2017

Poll: Should the worst young offenders be sent to an army bootcamp? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the worst young offenders be sent to an army bootcamp?

New Zealand’s government has announced plans to crack down on the country’s worst juvenile offenders.

# army - Friday 11 August, 2017

Properties evacuated after suspect device is found in Dundalk

An Army Bomb Disposal Team made the device safe.

# army - Saturday 29 July, 2017

Varadkar says transgender people will never be banned from serving in Irish Defence Forces

Donald Trump this week said that transgender people would not be able to serve in the US military.

# army - Thursday 27 July, 2017

Hundreds protest in New York against ban on transgender troops

The US president said yesterday that the military cannot be ‘burdened’ with the medical costs and ‘disruption’ involved.

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