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# Chief of Staff

This year
# Defence Forces
Chief of Staff: Full employment in Ireland 'major stumbling block' to solving retention crisis
The ‘job for life’ outlook of his generation is gone, Lt General Seán Clancy conceded.
Last year
# Mark Mellett
Former Defence chief: First salvos of Ukraine war fired here as Russia exposed Ireland
Mark Mellett, the former Chief of Staff of the Irish Defence Forces, launched a stinging attack on Irish defence capacity.
# Controversy
Meeting between Defence Forces chief and Russian ambassador was arranged last November
Coveney was accused of undermining the Chief of Staff’s position.
All time
# Vice Admiral Mark Mellett
Outgoing head of Defence Forces says Government cuts to military have caused 'frustration'
Vice Admiral Mark Mellett is set to retire in the coming months from his role as Chief of Staff of the Defence Forces.
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.
Representative group for Defence Forces officers set to criticise Government over 'ticking retention timebomb'
Pop up recruitment centre in Dublin tomorrow for Naval Service to find 200 recruits so ships can go to sea
# Climate security threat
Head of Defence Forces says climate change is single biggest threat to Ireland
Mellett, who holds a PhD in environmental governance, believes Ireland must act to prevent the impact of climate change.
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.
'Irish temperature records will be broken in the coming years because we're in a climate crisis'
'The impact of our actions on the planet is undeniable': Government launches Climate Action Bill
# Mark and Mick
Donald Trump names his fourth chief of staff, and appoints special envoy for Northern Ireland
Mick Mulvaney had been serving as acting chief of staff since Trump fired John Kelly in December 2018.
Tom Clonan: 'My whistleblower journey in the Defence Forces has ended. I am back in from the cold'
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
'Get over it': White House confirms Trump tied Ukraine funding to probe of Democratic National Committee
US acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney insisted however that Trump did nothing wrong.
# Chief of Staff
Trump says chief of staff John Kelly to leave at year's end
He called Kelly “a great guy”.
# stunned
'I thought at least that was sacred' - Trump's chief of staff strongly defends president's call to war widow
If Trump and John Kelly aren’t getting along, it didn’t show in the chief of staff’s speech this evening.
# totally made up
Trump slams 'dishonest media' for reports of rift with Chief of Staff John Kelly
“The fake news is at it again.”
# i was going anyway
'I'm still a Trump fan': Former Chief of Staff said he wasn't pushed out and chose to resign
Reince Priebus was called a “paranoid schizophrenic” by Trump’s top communications aide just before he stood aside.
# Chief of Staff
Inside Slab Murphy's multi-million euro, cross-border smuggling empire
Murphy ran a profitable cross-border trade, first with pigs and cattle and then with fuel and oil.
# Good Advice
Taoiseach's office paid over half a million euro for five special advisers in 2012
This figure compares to over one million euro that Brian Cowen paid in special adviser salaries when he was Taoiseach.
# Funeral
Gardaí in riot gear attend funeral of former IRA chief of staff
Gardaí said there were no arrests and no incidents at the funeral.
# Defence Forces
Reports that Defence Forces troops to be cut are 'speculation'
It was reported today that 500 troops are to be cut from the Defence Forces – but this has been denied.
# new guy
10 things to know about new White House Chief of Staff Jacob Lew
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…
# White House
Obama loses second Chief of Staff within 12 months
Bill Daley, the Irish-American former commerce secretary, quits after just 355 days as Barack Obama’s right-hand man.
# White House
Obama to name Irish-American as new Chief of Staff
William Daley – the brother of retiring Chicago mayor Richard – will succeed Rahm Emanuel, who himself is running in Chicago.
# White House
Emanuel formally steps down as WH chief of staff