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#Paul Kehoe

# paul-kehoe - Saturday 19 October, 2019

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

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

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

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'

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

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'

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'

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

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

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A long and eventful day in Leinster House.

# paul-kehoe - Wednesday 12 August, 2015

Has Enda become a lame duck Taoiseach?

Analysis: Having been forced to clarify matters at the weekend, has the Taoiseach damaged his political prospects?

# paul-kehoe - Wednesday 5 August, 2015

When is Enda Kenny going to step down?

If Paul Kehoe is right, Enda Kenny will be in the Dáil as long as Ant n’ Dec have been alive

# paul-kehoe - Friday 10 July, 2015

Dozens of children moved around Ireland for sexual exploitation

A new bill wants people who groom children to face 14 years in jail.

# paul-kehoe - Friday 23 January, 2015

'There's nothing to be afraid of': Peter Mathews wanted to liberate politicians today...

The independent TD proposed a referendum to give politicians freedom of conscience during votes.

# paul-kehoe - Monday 13 October, 2014

New census questions are this week's first cut-back casualty

Budget tightening means that the 2016 census will have no public consultation beforehand (although this has sprung from measures taken last year and the year before).

# paul-kehoe - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

They didn't want her, but the Technical Group had an 'amicable' meeting with Lucinda Creighton today

The Dáil grouping now wants more speaking rights and extra committee memberships.

# paul-kehoe - Saturday 13 September, 2014

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