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# Defence Forces

Last week
7th April 2024 - 13th April 2024
Two Defence Forces personnel injured during parachute training
This month
April 2024
Last Irish troops stationed in Syria as part of UN peacekeeping mission return home
Last month
March 2024
Member of Defence Forces charged over €25k cocaine seizure
Government increases retirement age in military, gardaí and prison service to ease staffing crisis
The announcement also includes an increase in military recruitment age from 26 to 39 years old.
This year
State moves closer to purchase of €200m multi-role ship that will be largest in navy's history
Terms of reference for judge-led tribunal into military abuse approved by Cabinet
Last year
Jackie Kennedy rang Irish Embassy to ensure Defence Forces would play role in JFK's funeral
Tom Clonan: Gaza has become hell on earth, while the world just watches
Tom Clonan
Remembrance mass to be held for Irish soldier killed in Lebanon last year
'You have no mandate': Heated Dáil exchanges on plan to remove Triple Lock
Women of Honour group hold 'frank' meeting with Tánaiste over inquiry terms
Micheál Martin announces plan to get rid of triple lock which limits Irish military operations overseas
Broad welcome from military officers as minister announces increase in sea pay for Navy
Ministers, civil service conduct will be investigated in judge led tribunal into military abuse
Controlled explosion on Sandymount Beach after historical device discovered
National Security: Garda overtime increase, 1,000 extra gardaí and €21m more in Defence budget
'MV Matthew op highlights how our personnel need to be properly paid', ex-Naval commander says
Over €100m worth of drugs on board cargo ship seized by Army Ranger Wing off Irish coast
Defence action plan: Complex radar project 'won't be delivered until 2028'
Rank and file defence group gives 'cautious' welcome for military medical care scheme
15 Defence Forces personnel dismissed or face dismissal from failing illicit drug tests in 2022
Demonstrators protest against Ireland giving weapons training to Ukrainian troops
Only seven women have been inducted into the Defence Forces this year
Rail review proposes new train routes and a move towards a rail spine along the Atlantic
Irish history: 'For the first time since the Civil War, soldiers found themselves in combat'
Dr Eoin Kinsella
Women of Honour say talks on Defence Forces inquiry terms of reference continuing
Tánaiste to recommend public enquiry to investigate military abuse complaints
Martin to Murphy: 'I shudder to think of the day where you might be in authority'
Defence Forces to participate in UN peacekeeping mission in Syria until next spring
'Too much secrecy': Women of Honour tell Taoiseach that a full Tribunal is needed
Women of Honour propose terms for wide-ranging inquiry into Defence Forces abuse
Defence Forces available 'at all times' to respond to wildfires as warning issued
Hezbollah denies involvement in killing of Pte Seán Rooney in Lebanon
Five Hezbollah members accused of killing Private Séan Rooney
Air Corps plane on flight from Dublin made emergency landing after losing engine power
Soldier accused of attacking girlfriend at Cathal Brugha barracks released on bail
Women of Honour concerned about role of Department of Defence in new abuse Oversight Board
Further engagement promised with Women of Honour after draft terms of reference circulated
Gardaí and Defence Forces make swoop for assets of Limerick drug gang in major operation
Trooper Shane Kearney to undergo what's 'hopefully' his last surgery