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#Defence Forces

# defence-forces - Thursday 16 May, 2019

'It would be closure for everyone': Jadotville survivors still in talks with government over bravery medals
# Siege Of Jadotville
# Siege Of Jadotville

'It would be closure for everyone': Jadotville survivors still in talks with government over bravery medals

May 16th 2019, 6:15 AM 16,540 Views 18 Comments

Soldiers who were recommended to receive distinguished service medals after Jadotville in 1961 have yet to receive them.

# defence-forces - Tuesday 30 April, 2019

Ireland's fourth offshore patrol vessel, the LÉ George Bernard Shaw, has been officially commissioned
# Naval Service
# Naval Service

Ireland's fourth offshore patrol vessel, the LÉ George Bernard Shaw, has been officially commissioned

Apr 30th 2019, 3:08 PM 28,579 Views 79 Comments

Its name follows in the tradition of those given to the service’s three other ships.

# defence-forces - Thursday 11 April, 2019

Air Corps members tried to warn superiors about Lisa Smith's radicalisation
# Jihadi Bride
# Jihadi Bride

Air Corps members tried to warn superiors about Lisa Smith's radicalisation

Apr 11th 2019, 12:05 AM 76,453 Views 161 Comments

They were accused of bullying her.

# defence-forces - Sunday 7 April, 2019

After facing a delay, Irish troops will return home from Golan Heights and Syria this evening
# Defence Forces
# Defence Forces

After facing a delay, Irish troops will return home from Golan Heights and Syria this evening

Apr 7th 2019, 1:56 PM 12,153 Views 20 Comments

The soldiers are now due to touch down at Dublin Airport at 7.15pm tonight, where they will be greeted by their families.

# defence-forces - Thursday 4 April, 2019

Delayed Defence Force members now due home from Golan Heights on Sunday
# Stuck
# Stuck

Delayed Defence Force members now due home from Golan Heights on Sunday

Apr 4th 2019, 6:30 PM 10,728 Views 24 Comments

They had finished a six-month tour of duty and the soldiers to replace them have already arrived.

# defence-forces - Wednesday 3 April, 2019

'Myself and the children are devastated': Soldiers due to return to Ireland tomorrow face 'unacceptable' delay
# Golan Heights
# Golan Heights

'Myself and the children are devastated': Soldiers due to return to Ireland tomorrow face 'unacceptable' delay

Apr 3rd 2019, 7:59 PM 46,540 Views 34 Comments

A spokesperson for the Department of Defence said that authorities on the ground haven’t yet been granted approval for transportation.

# defence-forces - Monday 1 April, 2019

Decision to end migrant rescue operation labelled 'outrageous abdication of responsibilities'
# LE Eithne
# LE Eithne

Decision to end migrant rescue operation labelled 'outrageous abdication of responsibilities'

Apr 1st 2019, 9:42 AM 16,581 Views 14 Comments

The EU is winding down Operation Sophia amid pressure from Italy and other countries.

Massacre of 160 people in Mali 'underlines need for international presence', Dept Defence says
# Defence Forces
# Defence Forces

Massacre of 160 people in Mali 'underlines need for international presence', Dept Defence says

Apr 1st 2019, 9:24 AM 14,733 Views 56 Comments

There are currently 20 Irish Defence Forces personnel deployed to the EU Training Mission (EUTM) in Mali.

# defence-forces - Tuesday 19 March, 2019

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

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

Mar 19th 2019, 6:38 PM 19,694 Views 0 Comments

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 personnel recognised for their role in south Lebanon at special ceremony
# Peacekeeping
# Peacekeeping

Defence Forces personnel recognised for their role in south Lebanon at special ceremony

Mar 18th 2019, 2:30 PM 16,914 Views 16 Comments

There are 458 Irish personnel attached to Unifil.

# 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
# Lisa Smith
# Lisa Smith

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

Mar 10th 2019, 2:19 PM 64,760 Views 148 Comments

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
# Defence Forces
# Defence Forces

Irish Defence Forces mission in Mali extended by 12 months

Feb 26th 2019, 8:00 PM 23,104 Views 25 Comments

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

# defence-forces - Saturday 16 February, 2019

Investigation launched after Defence Forces member accidentally discharges weapon at petrol station
# Portlaoise
# Portlaoise

Investigation launched after Defence Forces member accidentally discharges weapon at petrol station

Feb 16th 2019, 2:00 PM 43,233 Views 52 Comments

The incident happened at 9.30pm on Wednesday.

# defence-forces - Monday 11 February, 2019

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

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

Feb 11th 2019, 7:46 AM 18,025 Views 58 Comments

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
# Largest Ever Class

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

Feb 4th 2019, 10:43 PM 18,582 Views 41 Comments

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
# Dublin
# Dublin

Gardaí attend scene after suspect device reported in Edenmore

Feb 3rd 2019, 7:32 PM 25,265 Views 11 Comments

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
# Gaming For Peace
# Gaming For Peace

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

Jan 13th 2019, 9:30 AM 11,191 Views 6 Comments

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
# Galway
# Galway

Irish fishing vessel detained by Naval Service off west coast

Jan 11th 2019, 11:54 AM 19,911 Views 21 Comments

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
# Mali
# Mali

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

Jan 6th 2019, 7:00 AM 8,648 Views 42 Comments

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
# Óglaigh Na HÉireann
# Óglaigh Na HÉireann

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

Dec 28th 2018, 11:32 AM 12,259 Views 7 Comments

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
# Job Hunt
# Job Hunt

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

Dec 28th 2018, 6:15 AM 34,637 Views 40 Comments

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
# Bomb Squad
# Bomb Squad

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

Dec 22nd 2018, 7:07 PM 15,489 Views 6 Comments

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
# Drogheda
# Drogheda

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

Dec 20th 2018, 11:32 AM 13,862 Views 6 Comments

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
# LE SAMUEL BECKETT
# LE SAMUEL BECKETT

Navy detains Irish fishing vessel off Mizen Head

Dec 4th 2018, 10:52 PM 39,016 Views 34 Comments

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
# Poor Conditions
# Poor Conditions

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

Nov 28th 2018, 12:05 AM 19,375 Views 86 Comments

“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
# Defence Forces
# Defence Forces

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

Nov 4th 2018, 1:11 PM 22,962 Views 70 Comments

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

# defence-forces - Friday 2 November, 2018

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

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

Nov 2nd 2018, 9:50 AM 4,265 Views 9 Comments

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
# Minister Paul Kehoe
# Minister Paul Kehoe

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

Nov 1st 2018, 6:05 AM 41,661 Views 72 Comments

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'
# Clondalkin
# Clondalkin

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

Oct 16th 2018, 8:26 AM 15,736 Views 15 Comments

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'
# Soldiering Against Subversion
# Soldiering Against Subversion

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

Oct 7th 2018, 8:30 PM 24,864 Views 36 Comments

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
# UN Peacekeeping
# UN Peacekeeping

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

Oct 3rd 2018, 4:09 PM 13,420 Views 33 Comments

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
# Workers Rights
# Workers Rights

Union membership for soldiers should be considered, finds review

Oct 2nd 2018, 7:00 AM 9,129 Views 39 Comments

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
# Defence Forces
# Defence Forces

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

Oct 2nd 2018, 6:01 AM 17,151 Views 15 Comments

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
# Living Wage
# Living Wage

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

Sep 19th 2018, 3:31 PM 12,533 Views 40 Comments

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
# Column
# Column

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

Sep 19th 2018, 7:00 AM 28,881 Views 69 Comments

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'
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Sep 10th 2018, 7:00 AM 24,615 Views 80 Comments

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
# Army Recruitment
# Army Recruitment

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

Sep 7th 2018, 11:06 PM 40,476 Views 23 Comments

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
# Aras18
# Aras18

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

Sep 3rd 2018, 8:15 AM 16,843 Views 64 Comments

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
# National Services Day

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

Sep 1st 2018, 8:30 AM 16,924 Views 17 Comments

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
# Newlyn Harbour
# Newlyn Harbour

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

Aug 31st 2018, 10:07 AM 18,831 Views 17 Comments

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