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# Army

This year
Memorial to National Army soldiers killed during Civil War unveiled in Dublin
Defence Forces Chief of Staff paid tribute to the some 810 soldiers killed.
Irish history: 'For the first time since the Civil War, soldiers found themselves in combat'
Dr Eoin Kinsella shares an excerpt from his book documenting the evolution of the Irish Defence Forces.
Pakistan’s Supreme Court orders release of former PM Imran Khan
Supporters of the ex-cricketer were seen dancing near the court building to celebrate his release.
Tánaiste to convey his sympathies to Irish troops on the loss Seán Rooney during Lebanon visit
The Tánaiste will visit Irish troops on Thursday.
Last year
Action on pay imperative if Govt serious about overhauling Defence Forces, PDFORRA insists
The group is holding its annual delegate conference in Ballybofey, Co Donegal.
British soldier died after being mistaken for firing target by short-sighted colleague
Sergeant Gavin Hillier (35) died at the Castlemartin range in Pembrokeshire on 4 March 2021.
Irish officer: Ukraine crisis adding to challenges of Lebanese peacekeeping mission
347 Irish troops will deploy to South Lebanon in May as part of the UN Peacekeeping mission.
Long-awaited report finds Ireland's Defence Forces in need of 'transformational change'
The Minister for Defence said the report proposes “significant changes for the Defence Forces and Defence provision in Ireland”.
All time
Defence Forces told it must hand back millions in unspent budget, Government confirms
Up to €20 million could be returned to the exchequer.
PDFORRA: Rule forcing premature retirement of experienced soldiers makes 'no logical sense'
The annual conference of PDFORRA, which represents 6,500 military members, is taking place in Killarney.
Tom Clonan: The Irish Army Ranger Wing face a treacherous Kabul - but they are highly trained
The security expert says every person evacuated from Kabul by the ARW will represent a life transformed, free of Taliban persecution.
Myanmar junta chief says new elections will be held in two years
The country has been in turmoil since the army ousted the civilian leader in February.
Debunked: No, the Army is not going to chip children in schools so they can monitor them
The incorrect claim is being widely shared on social media.
Houses evacuated after suspect device was found in Drogheda last night
Gardaí and the Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal team attended the scene.
Irish troops return home after six month deployment in Syria
The troops will be self-isolating for 14 days in line with HSE guidelines.
Taoiseach says Defence Forces members 'stand ready' to support civil authorities if necessary
Members have been told to be prepared to provide assistance to civil authorities.
Donald Trump officially launches military 'Space Force'
It will initially have about 200 people and a first-year budget of $40 million.
'I either have to leave the Defence Forces or stay and be homeless with my pregnant wife'
Officers today called for the provision of quarters for married couples or the introduction of a rent allowance to assist them.
Defence Forces Chief: 'Some great people are making the choice to leave the organisation'
Mark Mellett said he believes the organisation’s challenges will get worse before they get better.
US soldier arrested for sharing bomb-making instructions and discussing bombing TV station
The discussions in a Facebook group chat also mentioned targeting presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke.
Defence Forces officers vote to accept €10m allowance proposals
The government has said the changes would make Irish military careers more attractive.
Veterans commemorate 50th anniversary of British Army deployment in Northern Ireland
Operation Banner began in August 1969 and lasted until 2007.
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.
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.
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.
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.
'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.
Explainer: What's happening in Sudan?
The country’s president Omar-al-Bashir was removed from power and detained by the army yesterday.
'Totally unacceptable': British soldiers shown shooting at Jeremy Corbyn target
The Ministry of Defence has launched an investigation.
Gardaí attend scene after suspect device reported in Edenmore
They were made aware of the suspected device at about 5pm.
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.
'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.
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.
'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.
Suspicious device made safe after being found beside car in Drogheda
The area was evacuated for a period yesterday.
'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.
Three-time Connacht medalist retires from Galway duty for the second time
32-year-old Salthill-Knocknacarra ace Sean Armstrong is stepping aside.
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.
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.
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.