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# army - Thursday 12 November, 2020

Debunked: No, the Army is not going to chip children in schools so they can monitor them
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

Debunked: No, the Army is not going to chip children in schools so they can monitor them

Nov 12th 2020, 12:11 PM 16,142 Views 1 Comment

The incorrect claim is being widely shared on social media.

# army - Wednesday 30 September, 2020

Houses evacuated after suspect device was found in Drogheda last night
# Bomb Disposal
# Bomb Disposal

Houses evacuated after suspect device was found in Drogheda last night

Sep 30th 2020, 8:32 AM 13,865 Views 5 Comments

Gardaí and the Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal team attended the scene.

# army - Sunday 5 April, 2020

Irish troops return home after six month deployment in Syria
# Defence Forces
# Defence Forces

Irish troops return home after six month deployment in Syria

Apr 5th 2020, 1:27 PM 33,764 Views 26 Comments

The troops will be self-isolating for 14 days in line with HSE guidelines.

# army - Thursday 12 March, 2020

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 113,198 Views 84 Comments

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

# army - Saturday 21 December, 2019

Donald Trump officially launches military 'Space Force'
# Final Frontier
# Final Frontier

Donald Trump officially launches military 'Space Force'

Dec 21st 2019, 10:30 AM 19,456 Views 56 Comments

It will initially have about 200 people and a first-year budget of $40 million.

# army - Tuesday 24 September, 2019

'I either have to leave the Defence Forces or stay and be homeless with my pregnant wife'
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

'I either have to leave the Defence Forces or stay and be homeless with my pregnant wife'

Sep 24th 2019, 7:00 PM 39,665 Views 56 Comments

Officers today called for the provision of quarters for married couples or the introduction of a rent allowance to assist them.

Defence Forces Chief: 'Some great people are making the choice to leave the organisation'
# Retention Crisis
# Retention Crisis

Defence Forces Chief: 'Some great people are making the choice to leave the organisation'

Sep 24th 2019, 2:50 PM 8,752 Views 28 Comments

Mark Mellett said he believes the organisation’s challenges will get worse before they get better.

US soldier arrested for sharing bomb-making instructions and discussing bombing TV station
# Bomb
# Bomb

US soldier arrested for sharing bomb-making instructions and discussing bombing TV station

Sep 24th 2019, 8:03 AM 8,102 Views 2 Comments

The discussions in a Facebook group chat also mentioned targeting presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke.

# army - Monday 23 September, 2019

Defence Forces officers vote to accept €10m allowance proposals
# Defence Forces
# Defence Forces

Defence Forces officers vote to accept €10m allowance proposals

Updated Sep 23rd 2019, 5:10 PM 19,543 Views 62 Comments

The government has said the changes would make Irish military careers more attractive.

# army - Saturday 17 August, 2019

Veterans commemorate 50th anniversary of British Army deployment in Northern Ireland
# Operation Banner
# Operation Banner

Veterans commemorate 50th anniversary of British Army deployment in Northern Ireland

Aug 17th 2019, 4:28 PM 19,817 Views 34 Comments

Operation Banner began in August 1969 and lasted until 2007.

# army - 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 20,313 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.

# army - 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 20,514 Views 34 Comments

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

# army - Sunday 9 June, 2019

Cabinet to hear proposal to send Army Ranger Wing to Mali
# Peacekeeping
# Peacekeeping

Cabinet to hear proposal to send Army Ranger Wing to Mali

Jun 9th 2019, 11:28 AM 20,020 Views 45 Comments

If approved this would be the first deployment of the ARW overseas in their special forces role since their deployment to Chad in 2008.

# army - Tuesday 4 June, 2019

At least 35 people killed, including eight-year-old child, in 'brutal' crackdown on protesters in Sudan

At least 35 people killed, including eight-year-old child, in 'brutal' crackdown on protesters in Sudan

Jun 4th 2019, 9:36 AM 9,020 Views 7 Comments

Hundreds of people were also injured when a sit-in was forcefully broken up by the military.

# army - Thursday 30 May, 2019

'Soldiers are living on the breadline': More than 3,000 quit Defence Forces in four years
# Security
# Security

'Soldiers are living on the breadline': More than 3,000 quit Defence Forces in four years

May 30th 2019, 12:07 PM 22,923 Views 55 Comments

Raco is calling for the introduction of an independent pay review body to help address the staff retention crisis.

# army - Friday 12 April, 2019

Explainer: What's happening in Sudan?
# Sudan
# Sudan

Explainer: What's happening in Sudan?

Apr 12th 2019, 12:19 PM 10,013 Views 3 Comments

The country’s president Omar-al-Bashir was removed from power and detained by the army yesterday.

# army - Wednesday 3 April, 2019

'Totally unacceptable': British soldiers shown shooting at Jeremy Corbyn target
# Investigation
# Investigation

'Totally unacceptable': British soldiers shown shooting at Jeremy Corbyn target

Apr 3rd 2019, 10:15 AM 23,985 Views 46 Comments

The Ministry of Defence has launched an investigation.

# army - Sunday 3 February, 2019

Gardaí attend scene after suspect device reported in Edenmore
# Dublin
# Dublin

Gardaí attend scene after suspect device reported in Edenmore

Feb 3rd 2019, 7:32 PM 25,258 Views 11 Comments

They were made aware of the suspected device at about 5pm.

# army - Friday 28 December, 2018

Bomb disposal, prison security, peacekeeping - The work of the Irish Defence Forces in 2018
# Óglaigh Na HÉireann
# Óglaigh Na HÉireann

Bomb disposal, prison security, peacekeeping - The work of the Irish Defence Forces in 2018

Dec 28th 2018, 11:32 AM 12,251 Views 7 Comments

There are currently 650 members of the Defence Forces serving in 14 countries.

# army - Thursday 27 December, 2018

'It's pretty sad': Trump acknowledges security concerns over surprise trip to Iraq
# Troops
# Troops

'It's pretty sad': Trump acknowledges security concerns over surprise trip to Iraq

Dec 27th 2018, 7:58 AM 31,828 Views 32 Comments

The US President says his concerns were for the First Lady, not for himself.

# army - Monday 24 December, 2018

Donald Trump signs order for US military's controversial Syria exit
# War
# War

Donald Trump signs order for US military's controversial Syria exit

Dec 24th 2018, 9:04 AM 12,516 Views 53 Comments

The announcement that US troops would leave the war-racked country has shocked global partners and American politicians alike.

# army - Tuesday 4 December, 2018

'He arrived in from Lebanon and was training two days later'
# Commitment
From The42
# Commitment

'He arrived in from Lebanon and was training two days later'

Dec 4th 2018, 1:43 PM 12,585 Views 1 Comment

Ireland’s Defence Forces are in the Netherlands where they will aim to book a place at next year’s World Military Games.

# army - Monday 12 November, 2018

Suspicious device made safe after being found beside car in Drogheda
# Army
# Army

Suspicious device made safe after being found beside car in Drogheda

Nov 12th 2018, 7:24 AM 15,295 Views 10 Comments

The area was evacuated for a period yesterday.

# army - Sunday 7 October, 2018

'The serving and sacrifice Irish soldiers put in during the Troubles - it has never been recognised'
# Soldiering Against Subversion
# Soldiering Against Subversion

'The serving and sacrifice Irish soldiers put in during the Troubles - it has never been recognised'

Oct 7th 2018, 8:30 PM 24,781 Views 36 Comments

A new book by an Irish retired member of the Defence Forces looks to shed light on the job they did during an intense period.

# army - Friday 21 September, 2018

Three-time Connacht medalist retires from Galway duty for the second time
# Army
From The42
# Army

Three-time Connacht medalist retires from Galway duty for the second time

Sep 21st 2018, 12:47 PM 13,088 Views 5 Comments

32-year-old Salthill-Knocknacarra ace Sean Armstrong is stepping aside.

# army - Friday 7 September, 2018

Error in selection process leads Defence Forces to withdraw employment offer from four new recruits
# Army Recruitment
# Army Recruitment

Error in selection process leads Defence Forces to withdraw employment offer from four new recruits

Sep 7th 2018, 11:06 PM 40,467 Views 23 Comments

It comes at a time when it’s claimed the Defence Forces is experiencing a recruitment crisis.

# army - 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 14,110 Views 36 Comments

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

# army - Thursday 24 May, 2018

British army sergeant guilty of attempting to murder wife by tampering with parachute
# Emile Cilliers
# Emile Cilliers

British army sergeant guilty of attempting to murder wife by tampering with parachute

May 24th 2018, 10:42 PM 34,515 Views 24 Comments

38-year-old Emile Cilliers tried to kill his wife twice, the other attempt involving a gas leak being caused on purpose at their home.

# army - 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 60,674 Views 89 Comments

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

# army - 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 24,368 Views 101 Comments

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

# army - Friday 2 February, 2018

Five army officers dead after two helicopters crash during training exercise in France
# Saint Tropez
# Saint Tropez

Five army officers dead after two helicopters crash during training exercise in France

Feb 2nd 2018, 8:12 PM 24,784 Views 5 Comments

The crash happened about 50 kilometres northwest of Saint-Tropez in southern France.

# army - Sunday 21 January, 2018

Surge in women joining Defence Forces after €360,000 is spent on recruitment campaigns
# A New Dawn
# A New Dawn

Surge in women joining Defence Forces after €360,000 is spent on recruitment campaigns

Jan 21st 2018, 4:24 PM 19,346 Views 47 Comments

Almost 14,000 men and women applied to join the Defence Forces in 2017.

# army - Thursday 28 December, 2017

Investigation launched following drug seizure at Dublin army barracks
# Cathal Brugha Barracks
# Cathal Brugha Barracks

Investigation launched following drug seizure at Dublin army barracks

Dec 28th 2017, 8:23 AM 19,841 Views 37 Comments

The drugs were seized by gardaí and brought to Rathmines Garda Station.

# army - 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 13,815 Views 52 Comments

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

# army - Thursday 7 December, 2017

Poll: Do you want Ireland to sign up to the EU defence deal?
# Pesco
# Pesco

Poll: Do you want Ireland to sign up to the EU defence deal?

Dec 7th 2017, 8:36 AM 43,230 Views 211 Comments

The Taoiseach has said the deal will not affect Ireland’s neutrality but opposition TDs think otherwise.

# army - Sunday 26 November, 2017

Limerick houses evacuated after two viable explosives found
# IED
# IED

Limerick houses evacuated after two viable explosives found

Nov 26th 2017, 7:42 AM 10,349 Views 12 Comments

The devices were removed to a military location for further examination.

# army - Thursday 23 November, 2017

'We are dealing with a substantial amount of flooding': Army called in to help in Mountmellick
# Laois
# Laois

'We are dealing with a substantial amount of flooding': Army called in to help in Mountmellick

Nov 23rd 2017, 8:45 AM 24,971 Views 22 Comments

The government has announced an emergency scheme to repair flood damage done to small businesses.

# army - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

Tanks seen heading towards Harare after army chief's warning to Mugabe over 'treacherous shenanigans'
# Zimbabwe
# Zimbabwe

Tanks seen heading towards Harare after army chief's warning to Mugabe over 'treacherous shenanigans'

Nov 14th 2017, 6:15 PM 15,818 Views 18 Comments

President Robert Mugabe’s decision to fire his vice president has led to political uncertainty.

# army - Thursday 2 November, 2017

Houses evacuated after suspected explosive device is found in Drogheda
# Housing Estate
# Housing Estate

Houses evacuated after suspected explosive device is found in Drogheda

Nov 2nd 2017, 10:55 PM 18,342 Views 10 Comments

Gardaí are at the scene.

# army - Saturday 21 October, 2017

Ombudsman rejects complaint that Defence Forces member was subjected to 'bullying, intimidation and harassment'
# Complaints
# Complaints

Ombudsman rejects complaint that Defence Forces member was subjected to 'bullying, intimidation and harassment'

Oct 21st 2017, 7:15 AM 11,102 Views 21 Comments

The case is included in the Defence Forces Ombudsman annual report for 2016.

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