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Thursday 30 March 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# defence force

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# Lebanon
Coveney visits Irish troops serving with United Nations in Lebanon
He will also meet with political leaders, including the Defence Minister and acting Foreign Affairs Minister.
# Peacekeeping
Cabinet to hear proposal to send Army Ranger Wing to Mali
If approved this would be the first deployment of the ARW overseas in their special forces role since their deployment to Chad in 2008.
# century old
A Civil War mortar shell was found in a tree in Co Kildare
The munition was found in Ballymore Eustace.
# defence force
Late-bloomer Michael Fitzsimons taking nothing for granted
The Cuala defender knows he’ll have to fight to retain his place in Jim Gavin’s defence this year.
# defence force
Syria peacekeeping ahead for Kilkenny's Larkin - 'I'm very apprehensive and nervous'
The Kilkenny forward is understandably nervous about the prospect.
# Oops
US jets drop bombs on Australia's Great Barrier Reef
Officials from both the US and Australia have said there was no harm done to the environment.
# Britain
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.
# Bomb Squad
Viable explosive device made safe in Dublin
The explosive device was found under a car in the early hours of this morning.