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#Army

# army - Wednesday 31 December, 2014

Irish D-Day veteran dies just 2 weeks after receiving the Legion d'Honneur RIP

Irish D-Day veteran dies just 2 weeks after receiving the Legion d'Honneur

Tributes were paid to Patrick Gillen yesterday in Cork.

# army - Friday 19 December, 2014

Bomb found in Cork city park

An army bomb squad was called to the scene, after a suspect device was discovered.

# army - Thursday 11 December, 2014

One killed after French military jet crashes into home for disabled

Five other residents at the care home were injured in the incident with one in serious condition.

# army - Friday 5 December, 2014

Army officer Paul Giblin is getting married tomorrow. He needs a bone marrow match by January

Army officer Paul Giblin is getting married tomorrow. He needs a bone marrow match by January

Paul Giblin — a champion rower — is undergoing his fourth regime of chemotherapy. Unfortunately, it won’t cure him — it will only buy him time.

# army - Tuesday 2 December, 2014

Viable bomb found in Offaly house made safe

The explosive device was found in a private residence in the rural Fivealley area, near Birr​.

# army - Saturday 29 November, 2014

Here's a gender breakdown of our army and navy

The DF has recently encouraged more women to join its ranks.

# army - Friday 28 November, 2014

Army almost called in to protect banks during the crisis

Simon Coveney said the country was “bust”.

# army - Friday 31 October, 2014

The Pentagon says the Navy Seal who shot bin Laden should not reveal himself

The Pentagon said that anyone who participated in the 2011 operation was still bound by a non-disclosure agreement.

# army - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

US commando who killed Osama bin Laden to reveal identity

An interview with the Navy Seal will air on Fox News next month.

# army - Thursday 23 October, 2014

Here's how many members of the Defence Forces have failed drug tests

Compulsory random testing was introduced in 2003.

Homemade bomb found on the road in Limerick estate

The device was made safe by army experts.

# army - Thursday 9 October, 2014

'Historic yet viable' grenade rendered safe in Wexford

The device was from the early 20th century.

# army - Saturday 20 September, 2014

Homes evacuated after viable homemade bomb found in Bray house

A bomb disposal team dismantled the device and confirmed it was viable.

# army - Sunday 14 September, 2014

Australia sending 600 troops to join US against Islamic State - but not for combat

400 air personnel and about 200 military personnel followed a formal request from Washington for Australia to contribute to the international coalition.

# army - 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…

# army - 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.

# army - Saturday 23 August, 2014

Grand nieces of Michael Collins present his death mask to museum

A ceremony was held at the Cathal Brugha Barracks yesterday to mark Collins’ death in 1922.

# army - Friday 15 August, 2014

Gardaí investigate after bomb squad find viable explosive device near Donegal home IED

Gardaí investigate after bomb squad find viable explosive device near Donegal home

A number of houses in the area were evacuated as the device was examined.

# army - Friday 25 July, 2014

Houses evacuated after viable bomb discovered by gardaí

The device was found during a garda search of a building in Edgeworthstown, Co Longford.

# army - Thursday 24 July, 2014

Air Algerie wreckage spotted north of the Burkina Faso border, says army

The wreckage has been located 50 kilometres north of the Burkina Faso border in the Malian region of Gossi.

# army - Saturday 19 July, 2014

Lest we forget: Ceremony remembers Defence Force members who died in service

Army, Air Corps, and Naval Service members participated in the military guard in Dublin this afternoon.

Gaza death toll passes 300 as UN chief heads to region

Eleven people were killed by fresh air strikes today.

# army - Thursday 17 July, 2014

Israel launches ground operation in Gaza

The ground offensive was announced by the Israeli Prime Minister this evening.

# army - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

Irish and US authorities 'in touch' about man who claimed he killed Irish soldiers

Minister Coveney said Lebanon is the only jurisdiction that can pursue a prosecution.

# army - Thursday 10 July, 2014

This Sunday we remember those who died serving Ireland, here's how you can

The President and the Taoiseach will be at the main commemoration in the Royal Hospital in Kilmainham.

# army - Friday 4 July, 2014

All these countries landed military planes in Shannon in last year

Eamon Gilmore said strict rules mean aircraft can not be armed or carrying any arms.

# army - Saturday 28 June, 2014

Viable explosive device made safe in Carrickmines

A number of nearby houses were evacuated in the area.

# army - Thursday 26 June, 2014

South Korea withholds suicide note of army shooter who killed five comrades

Reports say the note detailed how bullying drove him to despair.

# army - Sunday 22 June, 2014

Obama warns that Iraqi extremists could destabalise other countries

The US President has said the unrest in Iraq could spill over in other countries such as Jordan.

# army - Monday 16 June, 2014

Hello soldiers: Taoiseach to meet the troops serving in Lebanon

The Taoiseach will also announce an additional €2 million in emergency funding to help Syrian and Palestinian refugees.

# army - Saturday 14 June, 2014

49 dead as pro-Russian rebels shoot down Ukrainian troop plane

The US has also accused Russia of sending tanks and weaponry to the rebels.

# army - Friday 13 June, 2014

Old mortar shell that still contained explosive material found in Limerick city

It’s understood the shell dates from the War of Independence era.

# army - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

Militants seize Saddam's hometown, set sights on Baghdad

They have already captured a large swathe of northern and north-central Iraq, prompting as many as half a million people to flee their homes.

# army - Thursday 5 June, 2014

Pilot ejects before marine jet crashes into California neighbourhood

Despite crashing into a housing estate and exploding, no one was injured in the incident.

# army - Wednesday 4 June, 2014

Taliban release video showing US soldier Bowe Bergdahl being released after 5 years Free This post contains videos

Taliban release video showing US soldier Bowe Bergdahl being released after 5 years

In the video, one of the Taliban militants is heard telling the soldier: “Don’t come to Afghanistan again. Next time, nobody will release you”.

# army - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

Army called in after old grenade found in building work on Cork home

The Defence Forces said the grenade dates back to the 20th century but was still considered dangerous.

# army - 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…

# army - Sunday 1 June, 2014

Irishman killed in bike crash may have been rushing to beat Thai coup curfew

The 30-year-old suffered head injuries in the crash on Friday night and passed away yesterday.

# army - Friday 23 May, 2014

Travelling to Thailand? Irish citizens advised to 'exercise extreme caution'

The Department of Foreign Affairs said there is a curfew from 10pm to 5am and Irish citizens should take extra care.

# army - Thursday 22 May, 2014

Thai army seizes power in military coup

General Prayut Chan-O-Cha made the announcement in a televised address to the nation today.