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# irish-army - Sunday 1 August, 2021

Outgoing head of Defence Forces says Government cuts to military have caused 'frustration'
# Vice Admiral Mark Mellett
# Vice Admiral Mark Mellett

Outgoing head of Defence Forces says Government cuts to military have caused 'frustration'

Aug 1st 2021, 12:05 AM 37,028 Views 31 Comments
  • Vice Admiral Mark Mellett is set to retire in the coming months from his role as Chief of Staff of the Defence Forces.
  • In a wide-ranging interview Mellett spoke at length about funding difficulties.
  • He also believes that the future of defence lies in a combination of cyber and traditional roles.

# irish-army - Monday 16 November, 2020

Opinion: 'He was a local hero after Jadotville - but that's not how he remembers it'
# Jadotville
# Jadotville

Opinion: 'He was a local hero after Jadotville - but that's not how he remembers it'

Nov 16th 2020, 5:30 PM 38,001 Views 28 Comments

Daughter of Tadgh Quinn, Helena Quinn recounts the effect the siege of Jadotville had on her father and welcomes recent moves to properly recognise the men of “A” Company.

# irish-army - Wednesday 2 October, 2019

All-Ireland winning Dublin duo sign for AFLW side Melbourne - making it 18 Irish for 2020
# Capital Loss
From The42
# Capital Loss

All-Ireland winning Dublin duo sign for AFLW side Melbourne - making it 18 Irish for 2020

Oct 2nd 2019, 12:00 PM 38,642 Views 13 Comments

All-Star defender Sinéad Goldrick and key forward Niamh McEvoy become the first Dubs to join the Irish invasion Down Under.

# irish-army - Saturday 1 June, 2019

Opinion: Defence Forces personnel are the lowest paid workers in the public service
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Defence Forces personnel are the lowest paid workers in the public service

Jun 1st 2019, 7:30 AM 35,135 Views 95 Comments

Oglaigh na h’Eireann is reaching a tipping point, a point of no return, in terms of recruitment, retention and falling numbers, writes Tom Clonan.

# irish-army - Tuesday 20 November, 2018

More Irish troops to be sent on peacekeeping missions under proposed new plans
# Irish Army
# Irish Army

More Irish troops to be sent on peacekeeping missions under proposed new plans

Nov 20th 2018, 3:22 PM 14,923 Views 29 Comments

An initiative, which is to be spearheaded by Ireland, proposes the introduction of “rotation cycles”.

# irish-army - Monday 10 April, 2017

Irish soldiers who served in the Mediterranean to receive extra €15 a day
# Migrant Crisis
# Migrant Crisis

Irish soldiers who served in the Mediterranean to receive extra €15 a day

Apr 10th 2017, 9:17 PM 15,128 Views 28 Comments

There had been concerns raised previously about soldiers struggling to travel to work.

# irish-army - Saturday 22 October, 2016

"Your sexual orientation doesn't matter" - the Defence Forces launches its first LGBT network
# Defend With Pride
# Defend With Pride

"Your sexual orientation doesn't matter" - the Defence Forces launches its first LGBT network

Oct 22nd 2016, 6:20 AM 10,290 Views 32 Comments

Defend With Pride is a resource put in place to “support all our personnel” says Troop Commander Paul Fleming.

# irish-army - Sunday 25 September, 2016

This is what it's like to be an Irish soldier... in virtual reality
# Under Fire
# Under Fire

This is what it's like to be an Irish soldier... in virtual reality

Sep 25th 2016, 8:00 PM 15,163 Views 24 Comments

The Ploughing Championships can be a dangerous place.

# irish-army - Thursday 7 July, 2016

Meet the Defence Forces' first female colonel
# Glass Ceiling
# Glass Ceiling

Meet the Defence Forces' first female colonel

Jul 7th 2016, 6:30 PM 28,708 Views 54 Comments

Maureen O’Brien joined the Defence Forces in 1981 and previously served in the Lebanon, Western Sahara and East Timor

# irish-army - Saturday 12 September, 2015

From facing jihadi groups in Syria to looking for glory in Croke Park
# GAA
# GAA

From facing jihadi groups in Syria to looking for glory in Croke Park

Sep 12th 2015, 9:30 PM 35,904 Views 29 Comments

Meet two of the GAA’s soldiers who will be gracing the national stadium tomorrow.

# irish-army - Tuesday 1 September, 2015

'It's the army, not kindergarten': RTÉ's Recruits doc got quite a reaction on Twitter last night
# SIR YES SIR
# SIR YES SIR

'It's the army, not kindergarten': RTÉ's Recruits doc got quite a reaction on Twitter last night

Sep 1st 2015, 1:00 PM 60,643 Views 149 Comments

The new RTÉ documentary showed behind the scenes footage of Irish recruits being put through their paces. What did you make of it?

# irish-army - Sunday 21 June, 2015

There are very, very few women in the Irish Army...
# No Woman No Cry
# No Woman No Cry

There are very, very few women in the Irish Army...

Jun 21st 2015, 8:45 AM 27,588 Views 82 Comments

And none at all with rank more senior than lieutenant colonel.

# irish-army - Tuesday 17 March, 2015

Here's what St. Patrick's Day looks like to Irish soldiers in war-torn hotspots
# Irish Eyes
# Irish Eyes

Here's what St. Patrick's Day looks like to Irish soldiers in war-torn hotspots

Mar 17th 2015, 8:00 PM 18,643 Views 67 Comments

Irish troops have been mixing duty and celebration across the globe today

# irish-army - Thursday 28 August, 2014

Irish troops on high alert after rebels capture Golan Heights border crossing
# Keeping The Peace
# Keeping The Peace

Irish troops on high alert after rebels capture Golan Heights border crossing

Aug 28th 2014, 9:27 AM 10,989 Views 68 Comments

But they’re safe at the moment.

# irish-army - Thursday 15 May, 2014

Even Irish army tanks need L plates, you know
# Tanks A Tousand
From The Daily Edge
# Tanks A Tousand

Even Irish army tanks need L plates, you know

May 15th 2014, 1:45 PM 3,494 Views 6 Comments

Is there a licensed driver with him? We need to know this.

# irish-army - Tuesday 12 November, 2013

TV documentary reveals the stories of Irishmen who fought for the British in WWII
# WWII
# WWII

TV documentary reveals the stories of Irishmen who fought for the British in WWII

Nov 12th 2013, 7:30 AM 11,017 Views 83 Comments

The RTE programme reveals first hand accounts from the men who fought against the Germans in the Second World War.

# irish-army - Wednesday 27 March, 2013

Viable IED made safe in Finglas
# Bomb
# Bomb

Viable IED made safe in Finglas

Mar 27th 2013, 10:18 AM 5,962 Views 13 Comments

It brings to 27 the total amount of IEDs made safe by the Army Bomb Disposal Team so far this year.

# irish-army - Tuesday 13 November, 2012

First military census shows pressures faced by 1922 army
# Michael Collins
# Michael Collins

First military census shows pressures faced by 1922 army

Nov 13th 2012, 8:23 AM 13,904 Views 20 Comments

Head of the new National Army Michael Collins faced serious administrative challenges as new force took over British barracks.

# irish-army - Saturday 12 May, 2012

Video: Why don't the Defence Forces make recruitment ads like this any more?
# We Want You
# We Want You

Video: Why don't the Defence Forces make recruitment ads like this any more?

May 12th 2012, 8:45 AM 9,198 Views 51 Comments

With iconic shots and a funky remix of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony you’d be hard pressed to not want to sign up with the Defence Forces after watching this…

# irish-army - Friday 13 April, 2012

VIDEO: How the Defence Forces used the latest technology... Morse code
# Bygone Days
From The Daily Edge
# Bygone Days

VIDEO: How the Defence Forces used the latest technology... Morse code

Apr 13th 2012, 11:21 AM 4,034 Views 50 Comments

This archive footage shows the Irish Army in action – and battling with their code booklets.

# irish-army - Sunday 25 December, 2011

Bombs, Skype, and no tea: What Christmas is like for the Irish troops in Lebanon
# Camp Shamrock
# Camp Shamrock

Bombs, Skype, and no tea: What Christmas is like for the Irish troops in Lebanon

Dec 25th 2011, 9:30 AM 5,525 Views 10 Comments

A lot of us take for granted that we’ll spend Christmas Day with our families. But for Irish troops in Lebanon, Christmas is like any other day on patrol. Niamh Fleming-Farrell talks to the troops to find out what it’s like.

# irish-army - Sunday 26 June, 2011

Two hundred Irish troops heading for Lebanon in the morning
# Peacekeeping
# Peacekeeping

Two hundred Irish troops heading for Lebanon in the morning

Jun 26th 2011, 4:07 PM 1,011 Views 9 Comments

The soldiers will leave Dublin Airport at 2.30am to join the rest of the 104th Battalion on a peacekeeping mission. The youngest is 20-years-old.

# irish-army - Tuesday 21 June, 2011

Defence Forces Ombudsman says public sector moratorium affecting redress
# Defence Forces
# Defence Forces

Defence Forces Ombudsman says public sector moratorium affecting redress

Jun 21st 2011, 11:55 AM 469 Views 8 Comments

Annual report’s highlights are available in four languages after a record number of international visitors to the Ombudsman’s website.

# irish-army - Wednesday 4 May, 2011

440 Irish troops prepare for peacekeeping deployment to Lebanon
# Lebanon
# Lebanon

440 Irish troops prepare for peacekeeping deployment to Lebanon

May 4th 2011, 3:18 PM 2,058 Views 0 Comments

Irish soldiers were first sent to Lebanon in 1978. Last month, Minister Shatter appointed Frank Callanan SC to review information surrounding the deaths of three Irish soldiers there in 1989.

# irish-army - Wednesday 23 February, 2011

Defence forces called out to dispose of Limerick city explosive device
# IED
# IED

Defence forces called out to dispose of Limerick city explosive device

Feb 23rd 2011, 11:23 AM 772 Views 0 Comments

The defence forces were called to a private property in the city in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

# irish-army - Wednesday 6 October, 2010

Irish troops may be set for Lebanon return
# Peacekeeping
# Peacekeeping

Irish troops may be set for Lebanon return

Oct 6th 2010, 8:00 PM 758 Views 0 Comments

The chief of the Defence Forces, Sean McCann, says 500 Irish troops could be set to return to the Middle East.