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#Defence Forces

# defence-forces - Thursday 30 August, 2018

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

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

Aug 30th 2018, 10:56 PM 18,853 Views 19 Comments

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
# Papal Visit
# Papal Visit

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

Aug 27th 2018, 12:45 PM 57,190 Views 93 Comments

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
# Pope Visit
# Pope Visit

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

Aug 16th 2018, 4:48 PM 34,654 Views 103 Comments

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
# Hot Weather
# Hot Weather

Air Corps deployed to battle blazes in six different counties

Jul 5th 2018, 2:41 PM 20,644 Views 15 Comments

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
# Defence Forces

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

Jun 24th 2018, 8:00 AM 7,615 Views 1 Comment

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
# Defence Forces
# Defence Forces

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

Jun 10th 2018, 7:45 AM 18,717 Views 0 Comments

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
# Military Flights
# Military Flights

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

May 27th 2018, 6:30 AM 14,149 Views 36 Comments

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
# Scene Is Safe
# Scene Is Safe

Suspect substance found during passenger screening at Dublin Airport

Apr 30th 2018, 5:49 PM 34,270 Views 7 Comments

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

# defence-forces - Thursday 26 April, 2018

Defence Forces conduct exercise to help prepare for 'dirty bomb' attacks
# Chemical Attack
# Chemical Attack

Defence Forces conduct exercise to help prepare for 'dirty bomb' attacks

Apr 26th 2018, 5:27 PM 11,819 Views 32 Comments

This EU-funded project uses robots and unmanned aerial vehicles to help minimise the risk to operators while collecting physical evidence.

# defence-forces - Monday 9 April, 2018

'I didn't actually speak to Brian Cody for the whole six months I was out there'
# Defence Forces
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# Defence Forces

'I didn't actually speak to Brian Cody for the whole six months I was out there'

Apr 9th 2018, 6:36 PM 30,169 Views 0 Comments

Eoin Larkin recalls his time away on peace-keeping duty and says it’ll take time for Paul Murphy and Colin Fennelly to get back up to speed when they return.

# defence-forces - Thursday 29 March, 2018

Army bomb squad called to Terenure after donor accidentally handed in 'grenade'
# Terenure
# Terenure

Army bomb squad called to Terenure after donor accidentally handed in 'grenade'

Mar 29th 2018, 7:08 PM 46,677 Views 28 Comments

The device is not thought to be viable.

# defence-forces - Monday 26 March, 2018

Defence Forces looking to recruit 480 people to help 'defend against modern threats'
# Terrorism
# Terrorism

Defence Forces looking to recruit 480 people to help 'defend against modern threats'

Mar 26th 2018, 3:30 PM 60,700 Views 89 Comments

The government wants to maintain a strength level of 9,500 personnel across the Army, Naval Service and Air Corps.

# defence-forces - Monday 5 March, 2018

Emergency Department attendances rise sharply today in wake of Storm Emma
# Storm Emma
# Storm Emma

Emergency Department attendances rise sharply today in wake of Storm Emma

Mar 5th 2018, 10:45 PM 13,317 Views 19 Comments

During the course of Storm Emma, the HSE saw a 41% reduction in attendances at Emergency Departments.

# defence-forces - Thursday 1 March, 2018

Michael D Higgins praises people who are working to provide essential services during storm
# Emergency Personnel
# Emergency Personnel

Michael D Higgins praises people who are working to provide essential services during storm

Mar 1st 2018, 3:05 PM 14,696 Views 40 Comments

A status red snow-ice warning is in place for the entire country.

# defence-forces - Sunday 21 January, 2018

Surge in women joining Defence Forces after €360,000 is spent on recruitment campaigns
# A New Dawn
# A New Dawn

Surge in women joining Defence Forces after €360,000 is spent on recruitment campaigns

Jan 21st 2018, 4:24 PM 19,351 Views 47 Comments

Almost 14,000 men and women applied to join the Defence Forces in 2017.

# defence-forces - Sunday 31 December, 2017

Mass graves in Rwanda and trying to break the Jadotville seige: Listen to these pieces of Defence Forces history
# Military Archives
# Military Archives

Mass graves in Rwanda and trying to break the Jadotville seige: Listen to these pieces of Defence Forces history

Dec 31st 2017, 11:10 PM 12,067 Views 6 Comments

The Military Archives’ Oral History Project was launched earlier this year.

# defence-forces - Wednesday 27 December, 2017

Why aren't unused army barracks used to provide shelter for the homeless?
# Poor Conditions
# Poor Conditions

Why aren't unused army barracks used to provide shelter for the homeless?

Dec 27th 2017, 6:00 AM 13,819 Views 52 Comments

The Minister for Defence told the Dáil that many vacant units are in a “very poor state of repair”.

# defence-forces - Saturday 23 December, 2017

'I'll be home soon': Christmas messages from Irish soldiers serving abroad
# Missing You
# Missing You

'I'll be home soon': Christmas messages from Irish soldiers serving abroad

Dec 23rd 2017, 6:20 AM 7,893 Views 6 Comments

There are 600 military personnel serving in 13 different countries around the world.

# defence-forces - Friday 22 December, 2017

Defence Forces 'facing challenges' in fulfilling its gender targets
# Gender Breakdown
# Gender Breakdown

Defence Forces 'facing challenges' in fulfilling its gender targets

Dec 22nd 2017, 7:30 PM 9,605 Views 43 Comments

It has run a number of female-focused recruitment campaigns and says that gender diversity is an operational imperative.

# defence-forces - Thursday 21 December, 2017

'It’s tough to be away from home': Varadkar visiting Irish troops in Lebanon
# Away For Christmas
# Away For Christmas

'It’s tough to be away from home': Varadkar visiting Irish troops in Lebanon

Dec 21st 2017, 9:44 AM 13,034 Views 76 Comments

Hundreds of Irish people will be deployed overseas this Christmas.

# defence-forces - Tuesday 12 December, 2017

Defence Forces officer launches court challenge over report into corruption allegations
# Whistleblower
# Whistleblower

Defence Forces officer launches court challenge over report into corruption allegations

Dec 12th 2017, 10:30 AM 15,707 Views 0 Comments

A report into the allegations made by Lieutenant Colonel Jerry Lane has not been published.

# defence-forces - Wednesday 6 December, 2017

Photos: More than 500 members of Defence Forces take part in major terrorist incident exercise
# Tactical Procedures
# Tactical Procedures

Photos: More than 500 members of Defence Forces take part in major terrorist incident exercise

Dec 6th 2017, 9:17 PM 26,108 Views 46 Comments

The Defence Forces practiced various operational and tactical procedures while undertaking the exercise.

# defence-forces - Saturday 2 December, 2017

'You're talking about going to war': TDs concerned EU defence deal could lead to Ireland joining a European army
# Criticism
# Criticism

'You're talking about going to war': TDs concerned EU defence deal could lead to Ireland joining a European army

Dec 2nd 2017, 7:15 AM 31,462 Views 123 Comments

Last week, the Cabinet gave the go-ahead for Ireland to take part in an EU plan.

# defence-forces - Thursday 30 November, 2017

'Families are living in poverty': Wives of defence forces holding a 24 hour vigil outside Leinster House
# Defence Forces
# Defence Forces

'Families are living in poverty': Wives of defence forces holding a 24 hour vigil outside Leinster House

Nov 30th 2017, 8:48 AM 14,224 Views 104 Comments

The protest will begin today at 2pm with a wreath laying ceremony in honour of Defence Forces members who have died.

Attempts to dismiss serving Air Corps whistleblower on medical grounds 'not a disciplinary procedure'
# Whistleblowers
# Whistleblowers

Attempts to dismiss serving Air Corps whistleblower on medical grounds 'not a disciplinary procedure'

Nov 30th 2017, 6:00 AM 17,083 Views 11 Comments

The man is one of a number of whistleblowers in the Air Corps.

# defence-forces - Saturday 25 November, 2017

Thirsty troops will now have to pay €3.10 for a pint of Guinness
# Drinking Up
# Drinking Up

Thirsty troops will now have to pay €3.10 for a pint of Guinness

Nov 25th 2017, 9:45 AM 49,273 Views 72 Comments

The Defence Forces raised the price of booze in its subsidised watering holes.

# defence-forces - Thursday 16 November, 2017

Army detonates bomb with controlled explosion in Carlow
# Kilmeany
# Kilmeany

Army detonates bomb with controlled explosion in Carlow

Nov 16th 2017, 10:11 PM 17,985 Views 9 Comments

A “complex, viable improvised device” which was made safe through a controlled explosion.

# defence-forces - Tuesday 24 October, 2017

IRA spies and 10-year-old dispatch carriers: Inside newly-released military docs
# Military Archives
# Military Archives

IRA spies and 10-year-old dispatch carriers: Inside newly-released military docs

Oct 24th 2017, 6:01 AM 17,883 Views 15 Comments

A new collection of documents relating to the revolutionary period have been released.

# defence-forces - Saturday 21 October, 2017

Ombudsman rejects complaint that Defence Forces member was subjected to 'bullying, intimidation and harassment'
# Complaints
# Complaints

Ombudsman rejects complaint that Defence Forces member was subjected to 'bullying, intimidation and harassment'

Oct 21st 2017, 7:15 AM 11,113 Views 21 Comments

The case is included in the Defence Forces Ombudsman annual report for 2016.

# defence-forces - Wednesday 18 October, 2017

Houses evacuated as bomb squad makes explosive device safe in Limerick
# Rathkeale
# Rathkeale

Houses evacuated as bomb squad makes explosive device safe in Limerick

Oct 18th 2017, 5:31 PM 11,080 Views 12 Comments

The alarm was raised just before midday.

# defence-forces - Tuesday 17 October, 2017

Limerick homes evacuated as Army Bomb Disposal Team explode grenade found in the area
# Explosives
# Explosives

Limerick homes evacuated as Army Bomb Disposal Team explode grenade found in the area

Oct 17th 2017, 10:45 AM 12,366 Views 6 Comments

The grenade was discovered in the vicinity of a private residence on the Pennywell Road.

# defence-forces - Tuesday 3 October, 2017

Over 1,000 Defence Forces members bought their way out in the last five years
# Recruitment
# Recruitment

Over 1,000 Defence Forces members bought their way out in the last five years

Oct 3rd 2017, 9:15 AM 27,635 Views 75 Comments

Representatives say the government needs to improve pay and conditions to stop people leaving and encourage new recruits to join.

# defence-forces - Thursday 28 September, 2017

On the hunt for a job? The Defence Forces have launched a new recruitment campaign
# Military
# Military

On the hunt for a job? The Defence Forces have launched a new recruitment campaign

Sep 28th 2017, 6:20 AM 25,111 Views 28 Comments

Defence Minister Paul Kehoe announced a new Permanent Defence Force general service recruitment competition.

# defence-forces - Tuesday 5 September, 2017

Homeless Defence Forces family offered council home
# Kildare
# Kildare

Homeless Defence Forces family offered council home

Sep 5th 2017, 10:40 AM 17,634 Views 37 Comments

The family said they had also received help from members of the public and local businesses.

# defence-forces - Thursday 31 August, 2017

Irish Navy helps rescue over 200 migrants
# Tripoli
# Tripoli

Irish Navy helps rescue over 200 migrants

Aug 31st 2017, 10:52 PM 12,948 Views 112 Comments

Those rescued are receiving food, water and medical treatment as required.

# defence-forces - Saturday 26 August, 2017

Minister says emergency agency should be set up as army pitches in for second day in Donegal
# Flood Relief
# Flood Relief

Minister says emergency agency should be set up as army pitches in for second day in Donegal

Aug 26th 2017, 5:36 PM 13,571 Views 22 Comments

The northwest was hit by heavy rain during the week.

# defence-forces - Thursday 24 August, 2017

Man in his 50s arrested after suspected bomb discovered at Tallaght home
# Dominics Terrace
# Dominics Terrace

Man in his 50s arrested after suspected bomb discovered at Tallaght home

Aug 24th 2017, 5:04 PM 17,673 Views 19 Comments

The suspect device was removed for analysis by the Defence Forces EOD team.

# defence-forces - Monday 21 August, 2017

Bomb squad called in after 'suspect device' thrown at home in north Dublin suburb
# Clonshaugh
# Clonshaugh

Bomb squad called in after 'suspect device' thrown at home in north Dublin suburb

Aug 21st 2017, 9:30 PM 47,027 Views 12 Comments

Homes have been evacuated in the area, and the gardaí have requested the Defence Forces attend the scene.

# defence-forces - Friday 11 August, 2017

Properties evacuated after suspect device is found in Dundalk
# Improvised Explosive
# Improvised Explosive

Properties evacuated after suspect device is found in Dundalk

Aug 11th 2017, 10:04 AM 12,196 Views 24 Comments

An Army Bomb Disposal Team made the device safe.

# defence-forces - Saturday 29 July, 2017

Varadkar says transgender people will never be banned from serving in Irish Defence Forces
# Equality
# Equality

Varadkar says transgender people will never be banned from serving in Irish Defence Forces

Jul 29th 2017, 6:15 AM 13,194 Views 73 Comments

Donald Trump this week said that transgender people would not be able to serve in the US military.