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# chief-of-staff - Thursday 27 January, 2022

Meeting between Defence Forces chief and Russian ambassador was arranged last November
# Controversy
# Controversy

Meeting between Defence Forces chief and Russian ambassador was arranged last November

Updated Jan 27th 2022, 4:00 PM 37,768 Views 40 Comments

Coveney was accused of undermining the Chief of Staff’s position.

# chief-of-staff - Sunday 1 August, 2021

Outgoing head of Defence Forces says Government cuts to military have caused 'frustration'
# Vice Admiral Mark Mellett
# Vice Admiral Mark Mellett

Outgoing head of Defence Forces says Government cuts to military have caused 'frustration'

Aug 1st 2021, 12:05 AM 37,299 Views 31 Comments
  • Vice Admiral Mark Mellett is set to retire in the coming months from his role as Chief of Staff of the Defence Forces.
  • In a wide-ranging interview Mellett spoke at length about funding difficulties.
  • He also believes that the future of defence lies in a combination of cyber and traditional roles.

# chief-of-staff - Friday 30 July, 2021

Head of Defence Forces says climate change is single biggest threat to Ireland
# Climate Security Threat
# Climate Security Threat

Head of Defence Forces says climate change is single biggest threat to Ireland

Jul 30th 2021, 12:05 AM 53,684 Views 115 Comments
  • Mellett, who holds a PhD in environmental governance, believes Ireland must act to prevent the impact of climate change.
  • The Chief of Staff said Ireland needs to lose its 'false sense of security'.
  • Mellett also believes that the State will have to play a role in battling climate breakdown.

# chief-of-staff - Saturday 7 March, 2020

Donald Trump names his fourth chief of staff, and appoints special envoy for Northern Ireland
# Mark And Mick
# Mark And Mick

Donald Trump names his fourth chief of staff, and appoints special envoy for Northern Ireland

Mar 7th 2020, 9:01 AM 20,813 Views 34 Comments

Mick Mulvaney had been serving as acting chief of staff since Trump fired John Kelly in December 2018.

# chief-of-staff - Thursday 28 November, 2019

Tom Clonan: 'My whistleblower journey in the Defence Forces has ended. I am back in from the cold'
# Column
# Column

Tom Clonan: 'My whistleblower journey in the Defence Forces has ended. I am back in from the cold'

Nov 28th 2019, 12:05 PM 45,179 Views 70 Comments

Dr Tom Clonan met with the Defence Forces Chief of Staff today about a reconciliation process. ‘Unusually for Ireland, this whistleblowing story has a happy ending,’ he writes.

# chief-of-staff - Thursday 17 October, 2019

'Get over it': White House confirms Trump tied Ukraine funding to probe of Democratic National Committee
# Chief Of Staff
# Chief Of Staff

'Get over it': White House confirms Trump tied Ukraine funding to probe of Democratic National Committee

Oct 17th 2019, 9:52 PM 18,472 Views 47 Comments

US acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney insisted however that Trump did nothing wrong.

# chief-of-staff - Saturday 8 December, 2018

Trump says chief of staff John Kelly to leave at year's end
# Chief Of Staff
# Chief Of Staff

Trump says chief of staff John Kelly to leave at year's end

Dec 8th 2018, 6:40 PM 16,990 Views 28 Comments

He called Kelly “a great guy”.

# chief-of-staff - Thursday 19 October, 2017

'I thought at least that was sacred' - Trump's chief of staff strongly defends president's call to war widow
# Stunned
# Stunned

'I thought at least that was sacred' - Trump's chief of staff strongly defends president's call to war widow

Oct 19th 2017, 9:48 PM 31,292 Views 99 Comments

If Trump and John Kelly aren’t getting along, it didn’t show in the chief of staff’s speech this evening.

# chief-of-staff - Wednesday 11 October, 2017

Trump slams 'dishonest media' for reports of rift with Chief of Staff John Kelly
# Totally Made Up
# Totally Made Up

Trump slams 'dishonest media' for reports of rift with Chief of Staff John Kelly

Oct 11th 2017, 8:08 AM 13,759 Views 30 Comments

“The fake news is at it again.”

# chief-of-staff - Saturday 29 July, 2017

'I'm still a Trump fan': Former Chief of Staff said he wasn't pushed out and chose to resign
# I Was Going Anyway
# I Was Going Anyway

'I'm still a Trump fan': Former Chief of Staff said he wasn't pushed out and chose to resign

Jul 29th 2017, 8:24 AM 10,448 Views 22 Comments

Reince Priebus was called a “paranoid schizophrenic” by Trump’s top communications aide just before he stood aside.

# chief-of-staff - Friday 26 February, 2016

Inside Slab Murphy's multi-million euro, cross-border smuggling empire
# Chief Of Staff
# Chief Of Staff

Inside Slab Murphy's multi-million euro, cross-border smuggling empire

Feb 26th 2016, 12:58 PM 56,574 Views 217 Comments

Murphy ran a profitable cross-border trade, first with pigs and cattle and then with fuel and oil.

# chief-of-staff - Saturday 3 August, 2013

Taoiseach's office paid over half a million euro for five special advisers in 2012
# Good Advice
# Good Advice

Taoiseach's office paid over half a million euro for five special advisers in 2012

Aug 3rd 2013, 7:15 AM 6,905 Views 69 Comments

This figure compares to over one million euro that Brian Cowen paid in special adviser salaries when he was Taoiseach.

# chief-of-staff - Saturday 8 June, 2013

Gardaí in riot gear attend funeral of former IRA chief of staff
# Funeral
# Funeral

Gardaí in riot gear attend funeral of former IRA chief of staff

Jun 8th 2013, 5:25 PM 34,238 Views 247 Comments

Gardaí said there were no arrests and no incidents at the funeral.

# chief-of-staff - Tuesday 17 July, 2012

Reports that Defence Forces troops to be cut are 'speculation'
# Defence Forces
# Defence Forces

Reports that Defence Forces troops to be cut are 'speculation'

Jul 17th 2012, 11:30 AM 4,211 Views 104 Comments

It was reported today that 500 troops are to be cut from the Defence Forces – but this has been denied.

# chief-of-staff - Tuesday 10 January, 2012

10 things to know about new White House Chief of Staff Jacob Lew
# New Guy
# New Guy

10 things to know about new White House Chief of Staff Jacob Lew

Jan 10th 2012, 2:23 PM 2,452 Views 5 Comments

With the announcement that Bill Daley will be stepping down as Barack Obama’s Chief of Staff at the end of January, we take a look at who will replace him…

# chief-of-staff - Monday 9 January, 2012

Obama loses second Chief of Staff within 12 months
# White House
# White House

Obama loses second Chief of Staff within 12 months

Jan 9th 2012, 9:03 PM 5,278 Views 9 Comments

Bill Daley, the Irish-American former commerce secretary, quits after just 355 days as Barack Obama’s right-hand man.

# chief-of-staff - Thursday 6 January, 2011

Obama to name Irish-American as new Chief of Staff
# White House
# White House

Obama to name Irish-American as new Chief of Staff

Jan 6th 2011, 7:02 PM 543 Views 0 Comments

William Daley – the brother of retiring Chicago mayor Richard – will succeed Rahm Emanuel, who himself is running in Chicago.

# chief-of-staff - Friday 1 October, 2010

Emanuel formally steps down as WH chief of staff
# White House
# White House

Emanuel formally steps down as WH chief of staff

Oct 1st 2010, 6:00 PM 74 Views 0 Comments