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# Irish Defence Forces

Last month
March 2024
A soldier has been arrested following the seizure of drugs and cash at a military base
Head of Irish Defence Forces to be nominated by Government to lead EU military committee
'Mammoth task': How Ireland will move €23m of kit back from Syria next month
The Irish Defence Forces is ending its ten year involvement in peacekeeping in Syria next month.
Ireland's troops are leaving the Golan - we may see a move to smaller 'more impactful' missions
News Correspondent Niall O’Connor spoke to Major General Adrian Ó Murchú in Syria about the future of peacekeeping.
This year
'I hated every second of my civilian job': Irish troops on what it's like to work on the Golan
Niall O’Connor reports from the Golan Heights, where Irish troops have been receiving their service medals today.
Quick Reaction Force: On patrol with Irish soldiers across Syria's contested Golan Heights
News Correspondent Niall O’Connor is in Syria visiting Irish troops keeping the peace on the contested Golan.
Military groups attack proposed 'draconian' Bill that will halt them criticising Government
Change agent: Meet the civilian tasked with leading the transformation of Ireland's armed forces
Brian Molloy sat down this week with The Journal to speak about the biggest organisational reimaging in the history of the State.
Gone today, hair tomorrow: Irish Defence Forces to allow members to grow beards
Last year
Approval to be sought at Cabinet for continuation of two overseas peackeeping missions
Ukrainian military officers in North Cork for NATO partner country training
Irish troops arrive home from Lebanon deployment as UNIFIL confirms attack on peacekeepers
'You have no mandate': Heated Dáil exchanges on plan to remove Triple Lock
Explainer: What is Ireland's Triple Lock mechanism and why is the Govt planning to scrap it?
Raft of ambitious timelines in Irish Defence Forces change plan published by Government today
Irish army peacekeepers in South Lebanon rescue journalists after suspected Israeli bombing
Key suspect in killing of Irish soldier Seán Rooney has been released, says Lebanese military
Senior military officer will tell army officers' conference: 'We are struggling, and we need help'
RACO conference: ICTU warns that unions must consider industrial action if pay agreement fails
Tánaiste: Escalation in Lebanon a 'great concern' as Irish soldiers deploy for peace mission
Czech Government and arms industry to host event for Irish businesses in Dublin
MV Matthew Army Ranger Wing team travels to Spain for major EU military exercise
Tánaiste defends Defence spending, rejects 'knee-jerk' calls for military resources
Irish troops in Lebanon take shelter as fire is exchanged across Blue Line
Rank and file defence group gives 'cautious' welcome for military medical care scheme
Irish Naval Service will have just 'two ships full time' to patrol seas for the rest of 2023
Cabinet clears the way for Irish troops to take part in major EU military exercise in Spain
TD brands Curragh 'Ireland's most derelict town' over crumbling homes
NATO assessors return to Cork as Irish soldiers hone their skills
New approach needed to protect Irish and other peacekeepers from attack, top UN diplomat says
Ombudsman of the Defence Forces records an increase in complaints in first six months of 2023
The Irish Air Corps' new maritime patrol aircraft touches down in Dublin
Irish general who liaises between State, EU and Nato calls defence links 'a force for good'
Documents reveal divisions between Dept and military on how to handle abuse claims
New Defence Forces head of transformation begins work to bring about change in military
Ireland is to join four European defence projects following cabinet approval
Flanagan: TDs 'frustrated' by slow pace of Irish defence action plan implementation
Inside the military and diplomatic mission to evacuate Irish citizens from Sudan
Private Seán Rooney to be honoured with posthumous award at UN ceremony
Irish troops complete first bomb disposal course for Ukrainian soldiers