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# army - Thursday 15 May, 2014

From The Daily Edge Even Irish army tanks need L plates, you know Tanks A Tousand

Even Irish army tanks need L plates, you know

Is there a licensed driver with him? We need to know this.

# army - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

Army conducts 'painstaking' search for explosives at derelict building

A “volatile” War of Independence grenade has already been found at the Dublin location and it is believed there may be a number of dangerous devices there.

# army - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

More than 30 pro-Russian rebels killed in Ukraine as violence escalates

Ukrainian authorities have said the military suffered casualties of its own and a helicopter gunship was shot down.

# army - Saturday 3 May, 2014

"We will not stop": Strong message from Ukraine as army action continues

Ukraine suffered its bloodiest day yesterday with the death toll put at over 30 people.

# army - Friday 2 May, 2014

From The Daily Edge WATCH: Bizarre video of incredibly hard Marines emoting along to Let It Go Let It Gooo

WATCH: Bizarre video of incredibly hard Marines emoting along to Let It Go

It’s moving. Well, it’s actually kind of more weird than moving.

Military helicopter shot down as Ukraine army launches assault on insurgents

Troops have also been put on full combat alert in response to the estimated 40,000 Russian troops massed on the border.

# army - Saturday 26 April, 2014

G7 leaders to impose further sanctions on Russia over escalating Ukraine crisis

The sanctions could be imposed as early as Monday.

# army - Friday 25 April, 2014

Russian military exercises on Ukraine border could be 'expensive mistake'

US Secretary of State John Kerry warned refusal to take steps to end the crisis would be costly for Russia.

# army - Monday 14 April, 2014

'Forced to avail of the Dole': 120 Navy and Army personnel to be made redundant

There is currently a maximum service limit of 21 years for private and corporal personnel.

# army - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

It’s the middle of the week now and here’s everything you need to know before 9am.

Planning on applying to the Defence Forces? Better get moving...

The deadline for applications is midnight tonight.

# army - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

Rathfarnham garda station made safe by army bomb team after security alert

It’s believed a suspicious letter was addressed to the Minister for Justice Alan Shatter.

# army - Saturday 5 April, 2014

Afghan voters brave Taliban threats in historic election

Afghanistan’s third presidential election brings an end to 13 years of rule by Karzai, who has held power since the Taliban were ousted in 2001.

# army - Thursday 3 April, 2014

Fort Hood mass shooting: gunman among four dead; 16 wounded

The incident occurred last night on the Texas army base.

# army - Wednesday 26 March, 2014

Have a neck tattoo? Did you know you're barred from joining the Defence Forces?

Minister for Defence Alan Shatter said there are no plans to review the rule.

# army - Saturday 22 March, 2014

Army experts called in, as three explosive devices found in Tallaght

The devices were made safe at the scene. No controlled explosions were necessary.

# army - Thursday 20 March, 2014

Chelsea Manning is going to court to have her name legally changed from Bradley

Fort Leavenworth have said Manning would have to get a legal name change to be known in the prison as Chelsea.

# army - Friday 7 March, 2014

The Navy and Army looking for 900 recruits

Minister Shatter made the announcement this afternoon.

# army - Sunday 2 March, 2014

Ukraine's navy chief switches allegiance to the pro-Russian authorities

Denis Berezovsky said in a televised statement that he “swears allegiance to the residents of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea”.

'If Russia wants to be a G8 country it needs to act like one' says US Secretary of State

John Kerry today raised the possibility of boycotting the G-8 summit in Russia.

# army - Saturday 1 March, 2014

Russia approves use of military in Ukraine

British Foreign Secretary William Hague condemned the decision stating that it is potentially grave threat to the sovereignty.

Putin seeks parliament approval for the use of Russian troops in Ukraine

In a statement he requested that Russian armed forces be used on Ukrainian territory ‘until the normalisation of the political situation’.

# army - Saturday 22 February, 2014

Ever wonder if you have what it takes for a tour of duty in Syria? Tough Enough This post contains images

Ever wonder if you have what it takes for a tour of duty in Syria?

Ireland’s 44 Infantry Group are heading to the Golan Heights in March.

# army - Thursday 13 February, 2014

'Irish link' to suspicious packages sent to UK army careers offices

UK Prime Minister David Cameron held an emergency government meeting after packages were sent to seven offices in England.

# army - Saturday 8 February, 2014

Want to join the army? Recruitment starts next month

There are currently 264 vacancies in the force to fill, though Minister Shatter said “no specific weaknesses” have been brought to his attention.

# army - Friday 7 February, 2014

Army renders safe third historic grenade in last seven days

This time the device was found at a commercial premises in Roscommon.

# army - Thursday 6 February, 2014

Stormy weather washes ashore early 20th century grenade in Donegal

The grenade underwent a controlled explosion this morning.

# army - Sunday 2 February, 2014

Pics: Limerick residents return home to assess flood devastation The Aftermath This post contains images

Pics: Limerick residents return home to assess flood devastation

Junior Minister Jan O’Sullivan said the flooding was of such magnitude that it requires a national response.

# army - Friday 31 January, 2014

Viable bomb defused in Monaghan

The device was defused without a controlled explosion.

# army - Sunday 19 January, 2014

Taliban bomb blast kills 20 soldiers in Pakistan

The attack is one of the deadliest to hit Pakistani security forces in recent years.

# army - Friday 10 January, 2014

Explosive device made safe outside home in Ballymun

Some residents in the area had to leave their homes in the early hours of this morning while the device was blown up safely.

# army - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

EU nations to consider joint military operation to Central African Republic

The Department of Defence said that any decision to send Irish troops to CAR would be a decision “made by government ultimately”.

# army - Tuesday 24 December, 2013

250 call-outs for the bomb squad this year, slight reduction in viable devices

The latest alert happened yesterday, at a house in Tallaght.

# army - Tuesday 17 December, 2013

From The Daily Edge Small-town police chief schools Kanye West in this viral letter Chief Of Sass

Small-town police chief schools Kanye West in this viral letter

Kanye said being a rapper was as dangerous as being a policeman. Chief Oliver did not agree.

# army - Monday 16 December, 2013

Extract: ‘Soldiers have an affinity with the detainees in Guantanamo. It would be bad to shoot them – it’ll be lethal injection’

The new book, Whistleblower, Soldier, Spy, charts Tom Clonan’s progression from soldier to academic and journalist and offers an honest and vivid account of life on and off duty.

# army - Sunday 15 December, 2013

Shatter: No indications Irish troops in Syria are a target

The Minister for Defence said we must accept we are putting troops in harm’s way when we deploy them to these types of operations.

# army - Friday 13 December, 2013

Defence Forces to begin general service recruiting early next year --- Shatter

The new staff will be hired in order to keep the personnel level above the ‘agreed stabilised strength’ of 9,500.

# army - Wednesday 11 December, 2013

Gardaí, bomb disposal unit respond to Coolock suspect device

The Cromcastle Court flats have been evacuated as the operation continues tonight.

# army - Thursday 5 December, 2013

France to double the number of troops in Central African Republic

President Francois Hollande promised that the 600 hundred troops in the country will be doubled “within a few days, even a few hours”.