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#Army

# 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.

# army - Sunday 16 July, 2017

Turkey president promises to 'chop off the heads' of traitors as hundreds of thousands take to the streets

The country was marking the one-year anniversary of a failed coup.

# army - Friday 23 June, 2017

Houses evacuated after suspicious device is found in Ballymun

Gardaí and army members are at the scene.

# army - Friday 16 June, 2017

Russia says that it may have killed the leader of Islamic State

Russia carried out an attack on a meeting of IS leaders.

# army - Saturday 10 June, 2017

Afghan commando kills two American soldiers in 'insider attack'

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack in the volatile district of Achin.

# army - Wednesday 10 May, 2017

Over a third of Ireland's largest forest has been destroyed by gorse fire Galway This post contains videos

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

Gardaí have asked people to avoid the Cloosh Valley area.

# army - Saturday 6 May, 2017

Pakistan censored a New York Times article which criticised the Pakistani army

“We regret and condemn any censorship of our journalism,” a spokesperson for the New York Times said.

# army - Thursday 20 April, 2017

Wives and partners of Defence Forces members to hold nationwide protest today

The partners have claimed poor pay conditions have forced families to go to dangerous money lenders.

# army - Wednesday 12 April, 2017

Investigation underway after alleged sexual assault at Cathal Brugha army barracks

The incident is alleged to have occurred at 2am this morning.

# army - Sunday 19 March, 2017

The number of sexual assaults reported at US army and navy academies is on the rise

Vice Admiral Ted Carter said that “this kind of toxic behaviour cannot be tolerated”.

# army - Tuesday 14 March, 2017

Houses evacuated in Kildare as army make two viable devices safe

Evidence from the scene has been handed over to gardaí.

# army - Friday 3 March, 2017

Women to be conscripted into Swedish army amid Russia fears

For the first time, conscription will apply to women.

# army - Thursday 23 February, 2017

Looking for a job? The Defence Forces are recruiting 860 personnel

Defence Minister Paul Kehoe today announced a major recruitment drive for defence Forces for 2017.

# army - Thursday 15 December, 2016

Packed onto buses, hundreds of civilians face uncertain future as they leave Aleppo

Around 951 people have been evacuated so far.

# army - Tuesday 15 November, 2016

'Some navy officers rescuing migrants from the Med are on the minimum wage'

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said he has “no intention” of allowing the Defence Forces access to the Workplace Relations Commission or the Labour Court.

# army - Friday 4 November, 2016

Garda reps say martial law was threatened - Taoiseach says it was never contemplated

The GRA’s officer board claimed they were told there was “an immediate and viable threat to the security of the State”.

# army - Saturday 29 October, 2016

Iraqi forces move to cut off Islamic State militant supply lines

The latest operation could bring fighters close to the largely Sunni city of Hatra, a UNESCO world heritage site.

# army - Friday 21 October, 2016

A mock firefight and IED blast: Irish soldiers prepare for Lebanon

The troops will be working as part of the United Nations alongside Finnish and Estonian troops.

# army - Thursday 6 October, 2016

"Soldiers can’t afford fuel for 5 days a week - some take a day’s leave to save them the trip"

A recent survey found that 52% of soldiers are unsatisfied with military life – with 27% having considered leaving the Defence Forces because of the commute to work.

# army - Sunday 25 September, 2016

This is what it's like to be an Irish soldier... in virtual reality

The Ploughing Championships can be a dangerous place.

# army - Thursday 22 September, 2016

Obama: Syria "haunts me constantly"

The outgoing US president has cited the Syrian Civil War as one of his most difficult challenges in government.

# army - Saturday 17 September, 2016

Transgender soldier becomes first woman to serve on frontlines of British Army

Chloe Allen joined the army in 2012 as a man named Ben.

# army - Tuesday 13 September, 2016

Group of soldiers pick up €450k Lotto prize

“There are a few lads getting married soon and a couple are buying houses so it couldn’t have come at a better time for them.”

# army - 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.

# army - Tuesday 23 August, 2016

Boko Haram leader 'fatally wounded' in army airstrike

The army said that three other key figures were also killed.

# army - Sunday 14 August, 2016

Dramatic footage shows woman and dog being pulled from a sinking car in Louisiana floods Baton Rouge This post contains videos

Dramatic footage shows woman and dog being pulled from a sinking car in Louisiana floods

Over 7,000 people have been rescued from flood waters in south Louisiana.

# army - Saturday 9 July, 2016

Is the EU actually heading towards having its own army?

This week the EU and Nato made their first ever joint declaration on security.

# army - Thursday 7 July, 2016

Healy-Rae says the people who gave the order to shoot cattle are 'a disgrace'

Kerry TD Michael Healy Rae spoke in the Dáil today about about the shooting dead of five cattle in Monaghan.

# army - Wednesday 6 July, 2016

Army shoot dead five cows as part of emergency culling in Monaghan

It is understood that the animals were suffering from TB.

# army - Friday 1 July, 2016

US military ends ban on transgender troops

The thousands of transgender people who serve in the military have previously been forced to hide their gender identity.

# army - Saturday 25 June, 2016

US military to lift ban on transgender troops

Currently, Pentagon rules allow transgender troops to be discharged from the military.

# army - Monday 30 May, 2016

Elite Iraqi army unit battles to re-take key Islamic State stronghold

50,000 civilians are thought to be trapped in the city of Fallujah.

# army - Monday 25 April, 2016

€1.2 million spent on gardaí protecting US military planes at Shannon

One TD described the spend as disgraceful as “many areas of the country are crying out for gardaí and for stations”.

# army - Monday 11 April, 2016

Emergency services at scene as Army truck crashes

The vehicle crashed earlier this afternoon.

# army - Friday 8 April, 2016

People in Islamic State controlled city forced to eat "soups made from grass"

Human Rights Watch has called for Iraq to allow aid to reach starving residents of the city.

# army - Saturday 12 March, 2016

Explosive device found during search in Finglas

Gardaí are investigating the incident.