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#Defence Forces

# defence-forces - Yesterday’s News

Former soldier settles case over health problems he claims were caused by anti-malaria drug

He brought proceedings over what he claimed were the effects of taking Larium while he served with the Defence Forces.

# defence-forces - Monday 18 March, 2019

# defence-forces - Sunday 10 March, 2019

'I don't believe Irish citizens go there on their holidays': Flanagan says State will work to bring Lisa Smith back from Syria

It emerged on Friday that the former Defence Forces member was being held in Syria.

# defence-forces - Tuesday 26 February, 2019

Irish Defence Forces mission in Mali extended by 12 months

Serious consideration is being given to sending a small contingent of the Irish Army Ranger Wing to Mali.

# defence-forces - Saturday 16 February, 2019

# defence-forces - Monday 11 February, 2019

Charity to bring tricolour sleeping bags to Dublin streets to highlight plight of homeless veterans

ONE said the “sleeping flags” will serve as a reminder of the reality for some people who served their country.

# defence-forces - Monday 4 February, 2019

Standing up to extremists and freeing hostages: Varadkar praises Defence Forces as new cadets are sworn in Largest Ever Class This post contains videos

Standing up to extremists and freeing hostages: Varadkar praises Defence Forces as new cadets are sworn in

Seventeen of the new members are women – the largest number ever commissioned from one class.

# defence-forces - Sunday 3 February, 2019

Gardaí attend scene after suspect device reported in Edenmore

They were made aware of the suspected device at about 5pm.

# defence-forces - Sunday 13 January, 2019

This new online game will train military, police and peacekeepers in soft skills

It’s planned that Gaming for Peace will be available to military, police and civilian personnel in EU missions.

# defence-forces - Friday 11 January, 2019

Irish fishing vessel detained by Naval Service off west coast

The ship was detained for an alleged breach of fishing regulations.

# defence-forces - Sunday 6 January, 2019

Varadkar to travel to Mali today to meet with Irish Defence Forces serving abroad

Varadkar will be accompanied by Minister of State with responsibility for Defence Paul Kehoe.

# defence-forces - Friday 28 December, 2018

Bomb disposal, prison security, peacekeeping - The work of the Irish Defence Forces in 2018

There are currently 650 members of the Defence Forces serving in 14 countries.

Looking for a job? Ireland's Naval Service has launched a new recruitment campaign

New recruits will train in weapon handling, naval operations and physical fitness.

# defence-forces - Saturday 22 December, 2018

Defence Forces' bomb disposal team makes device safe at Clare recycling plant

Gardaí did not say whether any offences had been committed.

# defence-forces - Thursday 20 December, 2018

Army bomb squad called to remove two explosive devices from property in Louth

The scene was sealed off for around three hours before being declared safe at 9pm.

# defence-forces - Tuesday 4 December, 2018

Navy detains Irish fishing vessel off Mizen Head

The vessel will be handed over to gardaí upon arrival to Dingle tomorrow.

# defence-forces - Wednesday 28 November, 2018

'Our members deserve better': Concern over failure to fill Defence Forces psychiatrist role after no-one applies for job

“Penny pinching cannot be undertaken at the expense of our members’ health,” a representative group said.

# defence-forces - Sunday 4 November, 2018

'A retention crisis': Concerns raised as numbers serving in Defence Forces drops below 9,000

As of 30 September, permanent Defence Forces numbers dropped to 8,989.

# defence-forces - Friday 2 November, 2018

From The42 'Ramos makes more mistakes than me' - Lovren takes swipe at Real Madrid star Defence Forces

'Ramos makes more mistakes than me' - Lovren takes swipe at Real Madrid star

The Croatian also doubled-down on his assertion that he is one of the best defenders in the world.

# defence-forces - Thursday 1 November, 2018

'Inappropriate for a family occasion': Complaints after Defence Forces video shown at All Ireland semi-final

The video was played during the hurling encounter between Clare and Galway in July.

# defence-forces - Tuesday 16 October, 2018

Army bomb squad called to An Post sorting office after discovery of 'suspicious package'

The device was later declared a hoax and handed over to gardaí for further investigation.

# defence-forces - Sunday 7 October, 2018

'The serving and sacrifice Irish soldiers put in during the Troubles - it has never been recognised'

A new book by an Irish retired member of the Defence Forces looks to shed light on the job they did during an intense period.

# defence-forces - Wednesday 3 October, 2018

Return of 119 troops from Syria delayed for two weeks over error in clearance to travel through Lebanon

The issue emerged on Monday morning as the troops were preparing to return from UN peacekeeping.

# defence-forces - Tuesday 2 October, 2018

Union membership for soldiers should be considered, finds review

PDFORRA, which represents soldiers, sailors and aircrew has been campaigning for trade union rights.

'Are we prepared? We are not': Brexit hard border warning from former Troubles soldier

The retired member of the Defence Forces was involved in defending the State and working on the border during the troubles.

# defence-forces - Wednesday 19 September, 2018

'Compliments and commendations don't put meals on tables': Defence Forces families march on Leinster House

The government insists work is under way to address pay and conditions of Defence Forces personnel.

'Give our defence forces a living wage': Why I'm marching on the Dáil today

Dr Tom Clonan outlines his reasons for protesting at Leinster House today.

# defence-forces - Monday 10 September, 2018

'If we don't pay our Defence Forces a decent wage, we will lose talented, educated young people'

Young Fine Gael wants its senior party colleagues to change conditions for soldiers being paid ‘the lowest average wage in the public sector’.

# defence-forces - Friday 7 September, 2018

Error in selection process leads Defence Forces to withdraw employment offer from four new recruits

It comes at a time when it’s claimed the Defence Forces is experiencing a recruitment crisis.

# defence-forces - Monday 3 September, 2018

Peacekeeping and disabilites on the agenda as Sean Gallagher to formally begin presidential campaign

The businessman announced last week that he would contest the presidential race again following weeks of speculation.

# defence-forces - Saturday 1 September, 2018

'We always turn up and we always will': Ireland's frontline workers are getting their own day of recognition

National Services Day will take place annually on the first Saturday in September.

# defence-forces - Friday 31 August, 2018

'We were given the baton': How Ireland's Defence Forces helped with significant cocaine seizure in UK

Five men were arrested in this operation for drug trafficking offences.

# defence-forces - Thursday 30 August, 2018

Five men arrested and drugs seized as Defence Forces assist in inter-agency operation at sea

A UK National Crime Agency (NCA) coordinated operation led to the detention of a yacht yesterday evening.

# defence-forces - Monday 27 August, 2018

'Exposure to infectious diseases deeply worrying': Soldiers forced to bed down close to needles in Phoenix Park

The Permanent Defence Forces Representative Association says it intends to fully investigate with its members in the coming days.

# defence-forces - Thursday 16 August, 2018

'Morale is on the floor': Defence Forces to be paid just €47.59 per day for extra work during Pope visit

Soldiers have to provide assistance when requested to do so, but groups say they are not being compensated adequately.

# defence-forces - Thursday 5 July, 2018

Air Corps deployed to battle blazes in six different counties

The Air Corps has responded to requests in Dublin, Wicklow, Limerick, Cork, Tipperary and Offaly.

# defence-forces - Sunday 24 June, 2018

Pride and sacrifice: Marking 60 years of Irish participation in peacekeeping missions Defence Forces This post contains videos

Pride and sacrifice: Marking 60 years of Irish participation in peacekeeping missions

Ireland holds the record for the longest unbroken peacekeeping service of any nation in the world.

# defence-forces - Sunday 10 June, 2018

Private faces discharge for pointing loaded rifle while 'having a laugh' in barracks

The court heard that he breached ‘every single safeguard that had been put in place’ around lethal weapons.

# defence-forces - Sunday 27 May, 2018

It's cost €60k this year to have the army help out when US military planes land at Shannon Airport

Since 2003, the gardaí have been allowed request support from the Defence Forces at the airport.

# defence-forces - Monday 30 April, 2018

Suspect substance found during passenger screening at Dublin Airport

The substance was tested and destroyed this afternoon by members of the Defence Forces.

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