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# paul-kehoe - Friday 22 May, 2020

Irish troops in Lebanon to return home at the end of next month after Covid-19 delay
# Coming Home
# Coming Home

Irish troops in Lebanon to return home at the end of next month after Covid-19 delay

May 22nd 2020, 11:22 AM 12,957 Views 12 Comments

Upon arrival in Ireland, personnel will be required to spend 14 days in self-isolation.

# paul-kehoe - Saturday 9 May, 2020

Government spends €5.2m on new aircraft to help Covid-19 response
# Air Corps
# Air Corps

Government spends €5.2m on new aircraft to help Covid-19 response

May 9th 2020, 10:00 PM 67,794 Views 139 Comments

The aircraft completed its first mission last weekend, when it delivered a number of Irish tests to a laboratory in Germany.

# paul-kehoe - Thursday 19 December, 2019

Defence Forces finally fill psychiatrist role after nearly two-year long vacancy
# Defence Forces
# Defence Forces

Defence Forces finally fill psychiatrist role after nearly two-year long vacancy

Dec 19th 2019, 6:00 AM 9,717 Views 4 Comments

Minister Paul Kehoe changed standard policy so a civilian psychiatrist could apply for the job.

# paul-kehoe - Saturday 14 December, 2019

Government warned about increased threat of foreign espionage in Ireland
# Spies
# Spies

Government warned about increased threat of foreign espionage in Ireland

Dec 14th 2019, 10:34 AM 23,717 Views 34 Comments

An update to the White Paper on Defence 2015 was published this week.

# paul-kehoe - Thursday 28 November, 2019

Return of Lisa Smith at a 'very, very sensitive time', says Kehoe
# Repatriated
# Repatriated

Return of Lisa Smith at a 'very, very sensitive time', says Kehoe

Nov 28th 2019, 5:35 PM 27,813 Views 111 Comments

Smith will undergo a security assessment when she returns to Ireland, it was reported earlier this month.

Veteran and homeless former soldiers to get €300k from Dormant Accounts Fund
# Irish Defence Forces
# Irish Defence Forces

Veteran and homeless former soldiers to get €300k from Dormant Accounts Fund

Nov 28th 2019, 5:22 PM 13,243 Views 13 Comments

A new hostel to house four to eight veterans in Cobh is to be developed.

# paul-kehoe - Saturday 16 November, 2019

Withdrawal of air ambulance four days a month 'will not put lives at risk' due to contingency plans
# Paul Kehoe
# Paul Kehoe

Withdrawal of air ambulance four days a month 'will not put lives at risk' due to contingency plans

Updated Nov 16th 2019, 7:10 PM 16,121 Views 51 Comments

Charity-funded Irish Community Rapid Response is stepping in after the withdrawal of the Air Corps service.

# paul-kehoe - Saturday 19 October, 2019

President Higgins and Minister Paul Kehoe evacuated from Beirut hotel due to 'security concerns'
# Protests
# Protests

President Higgins and Minister Paul Kehoe evacuated from Beirut hotel due to 'security concerns'

Oct 19th 2019, 6:37 PM 25,142 Views 41 Comments

Their itinerary for today was cancelled due the ongoing protests in the city.

# paul-kehoe - Monday 26 August, 2019

Army Ranger Wing prepares for deployment to UN mission in 'hostile environment' of Mali
# MINUSMA
# MINUSMA

Army Ranger Wing prepares for deployment to UN mission in 'hostile environment' of Mali

Aug 26th 2019, 7:22 AM 24,700 Views 40 Comments

The mission has been described as the most dangerous UN peacekeeping mission in the world.

# paul-kehoe - Friday 26 July, 2019

Cabinet approves plans to train two Air Corps pilots in Australia in bid to address retention crisis
# Air Corps
# Air Corps

Cabinet approves plans to train two Air Corps pilots in Australia in bid to address retention crisis

Jul 26th 2019, 6:15 AM 24,091 Views 46 Comments

There are around 100 Air Corps pilots in the force.

# paul-kehoe - Saturday 13 July, 2019

Explainer: The minister, the understaffed Naval Service and the 'young fellas caught up in the middle'
# On The Defensive
# On The Defensive

Explainer: The minister, the understaffed Naval Service and the 'young fellas caught up in the middle'

Jul 13th 2019, 9:00 PM 21,597 Views 27 Comments

The dispute comes after a decision was made to take two vessels out of operation, leading to various claims and rows in the Dáil.

# paul-kehoe - Wednesday 10 July, 2019

Taoiseach has ‘absolute confidence’ in Kehoe after navy ship claims
# Navy Ships
# Navy Ships

Taoiseach has ‘absolute confidence’ in Kehoe after navy ship claims

Jul 10th 2019, 5:29 PM 20,311 Views 38 Comments

Kehoe became embroiled in confusion over the weekend when he said two vessels were docked for maintenance reasons and not for staff shortages.

# paul-kehoe - Wednesday 12 June, 2019

Call to restore pre-crash allowances to 'stop members of Defence Forces leaving in droves'
# Retention Crisis
# Retention Crisis

Call to restore pre-crash allowances to 'stop members of Defence Forces leaving in droves'

Jun 12th 2019, 6:06 PM 20,512 Views 34 Comments

There were 256 discharges in the first four months of 2019.

# paul-kehoe - Sunday 21 April, 2019

Ministers condemn march by republican group in Dublin as 'sickening' and 'disturbing'
# O'Connell Street
# O'Connell Street

Ministers condemn march by republican group in Dublin as 'sickening' and 'disturbing'

Apr 21st 2019, 2:02 PM 55,930 Views 0 Comments

The group was criticised for marching down O’Connell Street on Saturday.

# paul-kehoe - Sunday 7 April, 2019

Minister Paul Kehoe and his family evacuate home with gardaí after anti-eviction protesters arrived
# Minister For Defence
# Minister For Defence

Minister Paul Kehoe and his family evacuate home with gardaí after anti-eviction protesters arrived

Apr 7th 2019, 4:14 PM 88,707 Views 260 Comments

The minister thanked the gardaí for their assistance in a statement.

# paul-kehoe - Monday 1 April, 2019

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 14,725 Views 56 Comments

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

# paul-kehoe - 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 16,886 Views 16 Comments

There are 458 Irish personnel attached to Unifil.

# paul-kehoe - 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 18,573 Views 41 Comments

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

# paul-kehoe - 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 8,646 Views 42 Comments

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

# paul-kehoe - Sunday 25 November, 2018

Civil Defence volunteers receive drone licenses, will help find missing people
# Thermal Imaging
# Thermal Imaging

Civil Defence volunteers receive drone licenses, will help find missing people

Nov 25th 2018, 5:12 PM 10,259 Views 13 Comments

There are 20 drones available throughout the country.

# paul-kehoe - 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 14,905 Views 29 Comments

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

# paul-kehoe - 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 13,408 Views 33 Comments

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

# paul-kehoe - 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 9,112 Views 39 Comments

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

# paul-kehoe - Monday 23 July, 2018

Gardaí probe Wexford fire after reports that barbecue caused huge beach blaze
# Curracloe
# Curracloe

Gardaí probe Wexford fire after reports that barbecue caused huge beach blaze

Jul 23rd 2018, 7:25 AM 37,217 Views 22 Comments

People were forced to leave the popular tourist area yesterday.

# paul-kehoe - 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 14,094 Views 36 Comments

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

# paul-kehoe - 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 60,634 Views 89 Comments

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

# paul-kehoe - Tuesday 6 February, 2018

Irish troops to participate in EU Battle Group
# Joint Action
# Joint Action

Irish troops to participate in EU Battle Group

Feb 6th 2018, 7:46 PM 24,345 Views 101 Comments

The Cabinet approved the participation in the group which will be on standby from July to December 2020.

# paul-kehoe - 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 13,808 Views 52 Comments

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

# paul-kehoe - 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 13,023 Views 76 Comments

Hundreds of Irish people will be deployed overseas this Christmas.

# paul-kehoe - Friday 25 August, 2017

'A tsunami from the skies': Taoiseach to travel to Donegal as emergency meeting takes place over floods
# Flooding
# Flooding

'A tsunami from the skies': Taoiseach to travel to Donegal as emergency meeting takes place over floods

Aug 25th 2017, 3:45 PM 46,881 Views 79 Comments

Met Éireann has issued a status yellow rainfall warning for five counties.

# paul-kehoe - Monday 10 July, 2017

'Medals don't feed families': Report says poor pay and conditions causing exodus in Defence Forces
# Hotel Rwanda Style
# Hotel Rwanda Style

'Medals don't feed families': Report says poor pay and conditions causing exodus in Defence Forces

Jul 10th 2017, 9:15 PM 15,971 Views 58 Comments

The results “suggest a disconnect from the organisation itself” the researchers said.

# paul-kehoe - Saturday 10 June, 2017

'We have no future' - wives of defence forces march today over their spouses' working conditions
# No Defence
# No Defence

'We have no future' - wives of defence forces march today over their spouses' working conditions

Jun 10th 2017, 9:15 AM 20,647 Views 89 Comments

Wives and Partners of the Defence Forces (WPDF) is set to march on the Department of Defence in Newbridge, Co Kildare, this afternoon.

# paul-kehoe - Saturday 22 April, 2017

59 members of the Defence Forces tested positive for illegal drugs in the past five years
# Drug Testing
# Drug Testing

59 members of the Defence Forces tested positive for illegal drugs in the past five years

Apr 22nd 2017, 6:05 AM 12,239 Views 32 Comments

23 of the drug takers had to buy their way out of their military contracts.

# paul-kehoe - Tuesday 31 January, 2017

Alleged Air Corps chemical exposure victims call for investigator to be replaced
# Chemical Exposure
# Chemical Exposure

Alleged Air Corps chemical exposure victims call for investigator to be replaced

Jan 31st 2017, 6:10 AM 9,808 Views 9 Comments

Christopher O’Toole was a senior advisor to the Attorney General – a body named as the defendant in court documents.

# paul-kehoe - 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 28,522 Views 54 Comments

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

# paul-kehoe - Wednesday 23 December, 2015

PICS: Enda dons a blue helmet, meets Irish troops and saves Christmas
# Golan Heights
# Golan Heights

PICS: Enda dons a blue helmet, meets Irish troops and saves Christmas

Dec 23rd 2015, 1:12 PM 16,277 Views 145 Comments

You’d never know there’s an election around the corner…

# paul-kehoe - Friday 18 December, 2015

Enda is off to visit our troops in the Golan Heights
# Conflict Zone
# Conflict Zone

Enda is off to visit our troops in the Golan Heights

Dec 18th 2015, 6:00 AM 8,441 Views 78 Comments

The Taoiseach will be visiting the Irish men and women serving in the Golan Heights this Sunday.

# paul-kehoe - Thursday 3 December, 2015

Watch TDs have a huge row about having nothing to talk about
# Week's Over
# Week's Over

Watch TDs have a huge row about having nothing to talk about

Dec 3rd 2015, 1:46 PM 20,272 Views 90 Comments

The Dáil is wrapping up early today and the opposition aren’t happy.

# paul-kehoe - Thursday 26 November, 2015

Fine Gael is kicking Sean Conlan out of his office
# Eviction
# Eviction

Fine Gael is kicking Sean Conlan out of his office

Nov 26th 2015, 3:11 PM 15,823 Views 52 Comments

Storage crates have been placed outside the Cavan-Monaghan deputy’s office.

# paul-kehoe - Tuesday 22 September, 2015

On their first day back TDs had a row and Enda opened a newsroom
# Have You Missed Them?
# Have You Missed Them?

On their first day back TDs had a row and Enda opened a newsroom

Sep 22nd 2015, 8:50 PM 20,090 Views 47 Comments

A long and eventful day in Leinster House.

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