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# Department of Defence

Last month
June 2024
Naval vessels recycled rather than sold due to concerns the ships could end up with a ‘warlord’
This year
2024
Ireland in new agreement with Nato to counter potential threats to undersea infrastructure
Change agent: Meet the civilian tasked with leading the transformation of Ireland's armed forces
Brian Molloy sat down this week with The Journal to speak about the biggest organisational reimaging in the history of the State.
State moves closer to purchase of €200m multi-role ship that will be largest in navy's history
Last year
2023
Government to spend €45 million on new ministerial jet to replace ailing Learjet
RACO conference: ICTU warns that unions must consider industrial action if pay agreement fails
Military officers group criticises 'dismissive' and 'frustrating' civil servants
Report claims DOD operated 'secret laws' to halt military law officer rep body status
Documents reveal divisions between Dept and military on how to handle abuse claims
Air policing deal between Ireland and UK signed off without ministerial signature
Women of Honour concerned about role of Department of Defence in new abuse Oversight Board
Women of Honour 'shocked' by appointment of Department of Defence Sec Gen to new oversight body
Probe launched as Civil Defence vehicle left out of use for days after being parked at Shannon
Up to 30 Irish troops will travel to Europe to train Ukrainian troops in 'non-lethal' skills
Two naval ships to be tied up as staffing crisis deepens in Irish Navy
'I was dying, now I'm living': Veterans who faced homelessness reflect on year living together
All time
Irish Army captain: dangers of live fire exercise an increased risk due to staffing shortfalls
Defence department hiring civilian for €151k role to spearhead new change plan
Irish senator is suing the Government about claim of 'RAF overflight interception' deal
Defence Forces units train with NATO and EU partners but retention concerns continue
Defence Department report: Ill-defined policy and 'extremely strained' civil-military interactions
The Government has been advised to hire private jets to replace its ailing Learjet
The Naval Service is retiring three ships next week - and one might become a floating museum
Row between two government departments over cost of ramping up Ireland's Defence spending
Irish soldiers could train Ukrainian troops to make Russian minefields safe, minister says
Documents reveal high level discussions in Defence around heavy lift transport aircraft
Former Defence chief: First salvos of Ukraine war fired here as Russia exposed Ireland
Defence Forces spend over €110,000 outside procurement process in response to Ukrainian refugee crisis
Coveney's focus on Defence portfolio brought into question by some after Russia controversy
Defence Commission to recommend major changes including larger navy and more cyber specialists
Documents show Ireland was offered aircraft eight months before Afghan rescue mission - despite Coveney denial
Report into UN battle recommends medal for Jadotville commander but not for 33 other Irish troops
Representative group for Defence Forces officers set to criticise Government over 'ticking retention timebomb'
Ireland's response to the HSE cyber attack has been undermined by Government cuts to Defence Forces, say senior officers
Government spends €5.2m on new aircraft to help Covid-19 response
Government warned about increased threat of foreign espionage in Ireland
What's behind the violence in Mali and why does the Government want to send elite Defence Forces members there?
Government ordered to release records about use of its jet service by Michael D Higgins and Mary McAleese
Massacre of 160 people in Mali 'underlines need for international presence', Dept Defence says
'A retention crisis': Concerns raised as numbers serving in Defence Forces drops below 9,000