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# army - Thursday 14 November, 2013

Four US marines killed in incident at military base

The incident occurred during a sweep of a firing range to clear unexploded ordnance, a Marine official said.

# army - Monday 28 October, 2013

Irish man considers joining British army to pull family out of poverty Exclusive

The 25-year-old father of two said he was told he would be expected to spend six months in Afghanistan if he enlisted.

# army - Friday 18 October, 2013

Two suspicious objects found in separate locations in the North

The areas are sealed off and road users are advised to alternative routes away from the affected areas.

# army - Tuesday 8 October, 2013

Man arrested after release of bomb suspect CCTV footage

A pipe-bomb and a booby-trap bomb were planted outside the Derry City Council offices in September of last year.

# army - Monday 7 October, 2013

Bomb squad examines hazardous substances in two schools

The callouts took place this afternoon in Dublin.

# army - Thursday 3 October, 2013

Defence Force personnel want an end to 21-year service limit

The body which represents members of the Defence Forces says that mandatory retirement will cost the State €1.5 million a year.

# army - Saturday 21 September, 2013

Pics: This is what a day of military bomb squad training is like US Air Force This post contains images

Pics: This is what a day of military bomb squad training is like

A dangerous job like this needs a lot of extensive training and practice. The average US Air Force bomb tech can spend years doing this.

# army - Thursday 19 September, 2013

Viable explosive device made safe at apartment complex in Kildare

The device was taken to a safe military location for examination.

# army - Wednesday 18 September, 2013

Two viable homemade explosives found in Limerick

The devices were found on a green field site beside a river this afternoon.

# army - Tuesday 27 August, 2013

Two early 20th century artillery shells discovered in Dublin

The shells were discovered by a construction worker at a house in Ballsbridge this afternoon.

# army - Thursday 22 August, 2013

Defence Forces unveils memorial to Michael Collins In Remembrance This post contains images

Defence Forces unveils memorial to Michael Collins

On the anniversary of his death, Collins’ grand-niece unveiled the memorial and placed a wreath.

# army - Tuesday 20 August, 2013

Pakistan's former president charged with Benazir Bhutto murder

The former military ruler Pervez Musharraf has been charged with the 2007 killing of Bhutto who was twice elected Pakistan prime minister.

# army - Saturday 17 August, 2013

Irish women reportedly arrested after Cairo mosque stand-off

The Department of Foreign Affairs has been in contact with Egyptian authorities to try to secure their safety.

Viable explosive device found on Meath road

The Improvised Explosive Device was found in Kells this afternoon.

# army - Monday 12 August, 2013

From The Daily Edge Soldier meets his match in tree tackle fail Jaugger-not This post contains videos

Soldier meets his match in tree tackle fail

That’s gotta hurt his ego.

# army - Sunday 21 July, 2013

Home owner finds grenade from War of Independence in garden

A number of homes were evacuated in Drumcondra as the device was made safe.

# army - Wednesday 10 July, 2013

North Belfast bomb a 'blatant attempt to kill'

The device was found at Alliance Avenue yesterday afternoon.

# army - Monday 1 July, 2013

Egypt army threatens action in 48 hours if Morsi fails to resign

In a statement read out on state television, it said the demands of the people must be met and gave 48 hours, as “a last chance”.

# army - Friday 21 June, 2013

Viable explosive device found under car in Tallaght

The IED was made safe by an army bomb disposal team last night.

# army - Tuesday 18 June, 2013

More than 4,400 British soldiers given their marching orders

The soldiers, 84 percent of whom had applied for voluntary redundancy, were informed in person by their commanding officers today.

# army - Saturday 15 June, 2013

These are the 10 most powerful armies in the world

There are no surprises in the top three.

# army - Saturday 1 June, 2013

'Fighting fit and fit to fight': Defence Forces train in 1940s Ireland 1940s This post contains videos

'Fighting fit and fit to fight': Defence Forces train in 1940s Ireland

Check out this video the Defence Forces found buried in its archives this weekend.

# army - Thursday 30 May, 2013

43rd improvised explosive device made safe in Dublin

A suspect device was found outside a house near the in Artane at 10.50 this morning.

# army - Sunday 26 May, 2013

London police arrest three more over drummer's murder

Scotland Yard said the men were detained on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder.

# army - Tuesday 21 May, 2013

Bomb squad called after suspicious device found in central Dublin

Gardaí and an army explosives ordinance disposal team are at the scene at North Strand Road.

# army - Sunday 12 May, 2013

Shatter says Syrian war is making Lebanon ‘increasingly unstable’

The Minister for Defence also revealed that the UN has requested that Irish observers be sent to Syria.

# army - Sunday 7 April, 2013

US Army's Tojo the Monkey gets his own statue in Cork

Have you heard the one about the flying fortress and the monkey?

# army - Wednesday 27 March, 2013

Security alert ongoing in Fermanagh village after report of suspect device

Police received a report that a device had been abandoned in the area last night.

# army - Monday 11 March, 2013

Updated: Roads closed and trains disrupted in two Belfast security alerts

The alert at Finaghy Road North has been declared as an “elaborate hoax”, the other at Ligoniel Road is ongoing.

# army - Tuesday 19 February, 2013

Explosive device made safe in Dublin city centre

The device was found outside a private residence on Preston St earlier today.

# army - Thursday 14 February, 2013

Bloody Sunday families offered €58k compensation

The families of 13 people killed by British paratroopers at a civil rights march in Derry in 1972 are continuing negotiations with the Ministry of Defence.

# army - Monday 4 February, 2013

Viable homemade explosive found on grounds of Dublin school

The school in Crumlin was evacuated as an Army bomb disposal investigated the Improvised Explosive Device.

The 6 steps to bomb disposal in Ireland

An officer from one of the Defence Force’s Army Bomb Disposal Squads told how they deal with call outs and rendering devices safe.

# army - Wednesday 30 January, 2013

Fort Hood army shooter loses bid to avoid death penalty

Major Nidal Hasan is accused of going on a shooting spree in 2009 that left 13 dead and 32 wounded at the army base in Texas.

# army - Monday 14 January, 2013

Four viable IEDs found near the Malahide Road

The improvised explosive devices, which were found on waste ground just off the Malahide Road, were made safe this afternoon.

# army - Wednesday 9 January, 2013

Viable improvised explosive device made safe in Co Clare IED

Viable improvised explosive device made safe in Co Clare

The device was found in a private residence and was made safe just before midnight.

# army - Sunday 6 January, 2013

Four homemade explosive devices made safe in Dundalk

The viable Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) were found in a derelict house in a residential area this afternoon.

Assad appeals for dialogue to end Syria conflict

The Syrian President said he would soon give details of his plan which calls on foreign countries to stop funding the armed opposition.

# army - Monday 31 December, 2012

Attention to Detail Photo of the Day

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# army - Thursday 27 December, 2012

Evacuation of Inchicore homes as explosive device made safe

The device was located in a green area near homes by Turvey Avenue, and was made safe by an army bomb disposal team.