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#Soldiers

# soldiers - Last month November 2022

Ukraine frontline: 'Everybody needs to be at least this good, so you don’t hurt your friends'
# Conflict
# Conflict

Ukraine frontline: 'Everybody needs to be at least this good, so you don’t hurt your friends'

Updated Nov 17th 2022, 8:45 PM 15,074 Views 11 Comments

Journalist Hannah McCarthy is in Ukraine documenting the training of soldiers.

# soldiers - All time

India-China tensions: 20 troops killed in deadliest border clash between nuclear nations in 45 years
# Himalayas
# Himalayas

India-China tensions: 20 troops killed in deadliest border clash between nuclear nations in 45 years

Updated Jun 16th 2020, 10:43 PM 39,307 Views 49 Comments

Brawls erupt regularly between the Asian giants across their disputed 3,500-kilometre frontier, but no-one has been killed since 1975.

Elderly patients in Spain found abandoned, sometimes dead, in nursing homes
# Spain
# Spain

Elderly patients in Spain found abandoned, sometimes dead, in nursing homes

Mar 24th 2020, 8:58 AM 77,116 Views 55 Comments

The army has been charged with helping to disinfect retirement homes in Spain.

Taoiseach says Defence Forces members 'stand ready' to support civil authorities if necessary
# Standby
# Standby

Taoiseach says Defence Forces members 'stand ready' to support civil authorities if necessary

Updated Mar 12th 2020, 7:41 PM 113,336 Views 84 Comments

Members have been told to be prepared to provide assistance to civil authorities.

US and UK soldiers among three dead in Iraq rocket attack, US officials report
# Iraq Military Base
# Iraq Military Base

US and UK soldiers among three dead in Iraq rocket attack, US officials report

Mar 11th 2020, 10:25 PM 15,599 Views 4 Comments

This evening, a volley of rockets hit the Taji air base north of Baghdad, which hosts troops from the US-led coalition helping local forces.

Two French soldiers killed in operation to free four hostages in Burkina Faso
# West Africa
# West Africa

Two French soldiers killed in operation to free four hostages in Burkina Faso

May 10th 2019, 12:05 PM 13,742 Views 6 Comments

One American, one Korean and two French hostages were freed in the operation.

One former British soldier to be charged with two killings on Bloody Sunday in 1972
# Bloody Sunday
# Bloody Sunday

One former British soldier to be charged with two killings on Bloody Sunday in 1972

Updated Mar 14th 2019, 2:59 PM 50,278 Views 0 Comments

The Northern Ireland Public Prosecution Service announced its decision this morning.

Irish Defence Forces mission in Mali extended by 12 months
# Defence Forces
# Defence Forces

Irish Defence Forces mission in Mali extended by 12 months

Feb 26th 2019, 8:00 PM 23,167 Views 25 Comments

Serious consideration is being given to sending a small contingent of the Irish Army Ranger Wing to Mali.

2 British soldiers wounded in Islamic State missile attack
# Syria
# Syria

2 British soldiers wounded in Islamic State missile attack

Jan 6th 2019, 11:59 AM 9,486 Views 29 Comments

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the pair were part of the international anti-jihadist coalition, led by the United States.

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 9,151 Views 39 Comments

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

'Compliments and commendations don't put meals on tables': Defence Forces families march on Leinster House
# Living Wage
# Living Wage

'Compliments and commendations don't put meals on tables': Defence Forces families march on Leinster House

Sep 19th 2018, 3:31 PM 12,581 Views 40 Comments

The government insists work is under way to address pay and conditions of Defence Forces personnel.

'Give our defence forces a living wage': Why I'm marching on the Dáil today
# Column
# Column

'Give our defence forces a living wage': Why I'm marching on the Dáil today

Sep 19th 2018, 7:00 AM 29,005 Views 71 Comments

Dr Tom Clonan outlines his reasons for protesting at Leinster House today.

Myanmar is 'failing to end recruitment of child soldiers'
# United Nations
# United Nations

Myanmar is 'failing to end recruitment of child soldiers'

Jun 2nd 2018, 12:00 PM 7,739 Views 5 Comments

The military and a number of rebel groups have drafted underage soldiers for years.

Coveney calls for Israeli restraint after 16 Palestinians killed in clashes
# Gaza Protests
# Gaza Protests

Coveney calls for Israeli restraint after 16 Palestinians killed in clashes

Mar 31st 2018, 5:59 PM 15,650 Views 172 Comments

Thousands of Gazans marched near the Israel border yesterday where Palestinian officials state Israeli soldiers opened fire.

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 12,098 Views 6 Comments

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

'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 7,917 Views 6 Comments

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

'The pain was excruciating': Rohingya women recount rape by Myanmar armed forces
# Terror
# Terror

'The pain was excruciating': Rohingya women recount rape by Myanmar armed forces

Dec 17th 2017, 8:00 AM 31,858 Views 28 Comments

Doctors and aid workers say that they are stunned at the sheer volume of rapes, and suspect only a fraction of women have come forward.

Why aren't people taking up jobs as nurses, doctors and soldiers? The government plans to find out
# Public Pay Commission
# Public Pay Commission

Why aren't people taking up jobs as nurses, doctors and soldiers? The government plans to find out

Oct 22nd 2017, 9:30 AM 21,675 Views 123 Comments

The Public Pay Commission is to examine what are the main reasons for the recruitment and retention of staff in some sectors.

Man who attacked soldiers with knife in Brussels shot dead
# Belgium
# Belgium

Man who attacked soldiers with knife in Brussels shot dead

Aug 25th 2017, 10:04 PM 34,430 Views 76 Comments

Local media report that the man attacked two soldiers with a knife on the boulevard Emile Jacqmain.

'An appalling attack': Trump criticised for saying transgender people can't serve in US military
# Major Announcement
# Major Announcement

'An appalling attack': Trump criticised for saying transgender people can't serve in US military

Jul 26th 2017, 4:10 PM 48,916 Views 314 Comments

It is estimated that as many as 15,000 transgender people work in the US military.

'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 16,056 Views 58 Comments

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

Children among 120 passengers on board missing Myanmar military plane
# Debris Found
# Debris Found

Children among 120 passengers on board missing Myanmar military plane

Jun 7th 2017, 2:26 PM 25,131 Views 22 Comments

Debris has been found in the search for the plane, which was carrying soldiers and their relatives.

In war-torn Mosul, the hot springs and spa are a place to relax for soldier and refugee alike
# Hope Springs
# Hope Springs

In war-torn Mosul, the hot springs and spa are a place to relax for soldier and refugee alike

Apr 16th 2017, 3:00 PM 9,485 Views 6 Comments

Hammam al-Alil’s sulphur springs and reopened spa have become a spot where the soldiers fighting in Mosul and the civilians fleeing it meet for a rare moment of relaxation.

Videogame nets Defence Forces 3,600 applicants from wannabe recruits
# Join Up
# Join Up

Videogame nets Defence Forces 3,600 applicants from wannabe recruits

Mar 11th 2017, 8:50 AM 17,530 Views 36 Comments

The Defence Forces took a different approach to its latest recruitment campaign.

'Some navy officers rescuing migrants from the Med are on the minimum wage'
# Public Pay
# Public Pay

'Some navy officers rescuing migrants from the Med are on the minimum wage'

Nov 15th 2016, 9:26 PM 19,509 Views 87 Comments

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said he has “no intention” of allowing the Defence Forces access to the Workplace Relations Commission or the Labour Court.

A mock firefight and IED blast: Irish soldiers prepare for Lebanon
# Defence Forces
# Defence Forces

A mock firefight and IED blast: Irish soldiers prepare for Lebanon

Oct 21st 2016, 6:00 PM 10,896 Views 57 Comments

The troops will be working as part of the United Nations alongside Finnish and Estonian troops.

Less than half of Defence Forces satisfied with military life
# Work Life Balance
# Work Life Balance

Less than half of Defence Forces satisfied with military life

Sep 30th 2016, 5:48 PM 15,765 Views 93 Comments

A recent report found that 48% of personnel were satisfied with military life, compared to 64% in 2008.

Group of soldiers pick up €450k Lotto prize
# Army Syndicate
# Army Syndicate

Group of soldiers pick up €450k Lotto prize

Sep 13th 2016, 2:48 PM 18,829 Views 6 Comments

“There are a few lads getting married soon and a couple are buying houses so it couldn’t have come at a better time for them.”

President Higgins to join William and Kate at Battle of the Somme memorial
# France
# France

President Higgins to join William and Kate at Battle of the Somme memorial

Jun 30th 2016, 10:49 AM 10,159 Views 70 Comments

The battle began on 1 July 1916.

Crisis averted as Iran releases 10 US sailors found in territorial waters
# Freed
# Freed

Crisis averted as Iran releases 10 US sailors found in territorial waters

Jan 13th 2016, 11:52 AM 16,253 Views 34 Comments

The incident began after two Navy patrol boats drifted into Iranian territory late yesterday.

British troops could face charges over Iraq War abuses
# Abuse
# Abuse

British troops could face charges over Iraq War abuses

Jan 2nd 2016, 1:08 PM 11,198 Views 79 Comments

An inquiry has heard evidence of at least 1,514 possible victims, 280 of whom are alleged to have been unlawfully killed.

Hundreds of troops deployed as UK hit by 'unprecedented' flooding
# Rising Waters
# Rising Waters

Hundreds of troops deployed as UK hit by 'unprecedented' flooding

Dec 28th 2015, 8:25 AM 18,934 Views 29 Comments

Another thousand are on standby as further bad weather is expected.

'Sorry I can't be with you': Christmas messages from Irish soldiers serving abroad
# Missing You
# Missing You

'Sorry I can't be with you': Christmas messages from Irish soldiers serving abroad

Dec 21st 2015, 4:18 PM 13,416 Views 26 Comments

There are 424 Irish military personnel serving in 15 countries around the world.

Irishman and his dog trek across Balkans to raise funds for sick children
# Fundraising
# Fundraising

Irishman and his dog trek across Balkans to raise funds for sick children

Dec 21st 2015, 3:14 PM 7,207 Views 7 Comments

Mark Keating and Pajo spent three months walking through six countries together.

The story of my great grandfather who died in WWI: Patrick Carroll, Gunner 100938
# Ww1
# Ww1

The story of my great grandfather who died in WWI: Patrick Carroll, Gunner 100938

Nov 11th 2015, 9:55 AM 21,037 Views 91 Comments

Patrick, from Dún Laoghaire, was one of the 49,000 Irish men that was killed in World War I.

A broken leg and 24 concussions. Pillow fights among US recruits are hardcore
# Sleepover
# Sleepover

A broken leg and 24 concussions. Pillow fights among US recruits are hardcore

Sep 5th 2015, 10:51 AM 23,204 Views 30 Comments

Some serious stuff went down at this year’s West Point pillow fight.

'"They are soldiers...": Defence Forces WILL have guns during the Easter 2016 parade
# The Rising
# The Rising

'"They are soldiers...": Defence Forces WILL have guns during the Easter 2016 parade

Jul 15th 2015, 4:00 PM 18,778 Views 55 Comments

Minister for Defence Simon Coveney said the Defence Forces will be central to practically all of the events that will happen next year.

'Dad, I hope to be half the man you are' - Touching messages from Irish soldiers overseas
# Pass The Tissues
# Pass The Tissues

'Dad, I hope to be half the man you are' - Touching messages from Irish soldiers overseas

Jun 21st 2015, 1:44 PM 16,186 Views 2 Comments

They’re missing their dads today – and their own children.

Wreck of missing US helicopter found in Nepal
# Earthquake
# Earthquake

Wreck of missing US helicopter found in Nepal

May 15th 2015, 7:58 AM 9,243 Views 3 Comments

It is unknown if there are any survivors.

'Islamic State' calls for attacks on US soldiers as names and addresses published
# Leak
# Leak

'Islamic State' calls for attacks on US soldiers as names and addresses published

Mar 22nd 2015, 10:41 AM 18,489 Views 56 Comments

However, security sources believe the information was already in the public domain.

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