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#Irish Defence Forces

# irish-defence-forces - Thursday 31 March, 2022

Irish officer: Ukraine crisis adding to challenges of Lebanese peacekeeping mission
# UN Mission
# UN Mission

Irish officer: Ukraine crisis adding to challenges of Lebanese peacekeeping mission

Mar 31st 2022, 6:41 PM 19,404 Views 0 Comments

347 Irish troops will deploy to South Lebanon in May as part of the UN Peacekeeping mission.

# irish-defence-forces - Monday 28 March, 2022

Irish Defence Forces building large-scale tent camp for incoming Ukrainian refugees
# Refugee Crisis
# Refugee Crisis

Irish Defence Forces building large-scale tent camp for incoming Ukrainian refugees

Mar 28th 2022, 3:28 PM 32,069 Views 14 Comments

Latest figures show that more than 13,000 Ukrainian refugees have arrived in Ireland so far.

# irish-defence-forces - Friday 4 March, 2022

Pictures: On an anti-terror exercise with Ireland's special forces
# Army Rangers
# Army Rangers

Pictures: On an anti-terror exercise with Ireland's special forces

Mar 4th 2022, 3:32 PM 25,677 Views 0 Comments

The Journal joined the Irish Air Corps and Army Ranger Wing at The Curragh last week.

# irish-defence-forces - Saturday 19 February, 2022

Irish soldiers to stay in war-torn Mali for now despite French announcement of troop withdrawal
# Mali
# Mali

Irish soldiers to stay in war-torn Mali for now despite French announcement of troop withdrawal

Feb 19th 2022, 12:10 AM 25,764 Views 20 Comments

There are 34 Irish troops in Mali at present.

# irish-defence-forces - Thursday 10 February, 2022

Analysis: Defence Commission report sets out stark reality of Ireland's military incapacity
# Analysis
# Analysis

Analysis: Defence Commission report sets out stark reality of Ireland's military incapacity

Feb 10th 2022, 9:19 AM 14,928 Views 60 Comments

The Commission report is a study in accepting the modernisation of a long neglected force, writes Niall O’Connor.

# irish-defence-forces - Monday 7 February, 2022

Defence Commission to recommend major changes including larger navy and more cyber specialists
# Defence Forces
# Defence Forces

Defence Commission to recommend major changes including larger navy and more cyber specialists

Feb 7th 2022, 7:45 PM 70,975 Views 67 Comments

The Commission on the Defence Forces report is expected to be published on Wednesday.

# irish-defence-forces - Friday 14 January, 2022

Group representing Irish military officers claims membership 'fearful' of Commission report
# Raco
# Raco

Group representing Irish military officers claims membership 'fearful' of Commission report

Jan 14th 2022, 10:04 PM 34,324 Views 21 Comments

The Commission on the Defence Forces has been meeting over the last year.

# irish-defence-forces - Monday 27 December, 2021

From Qatar to the streets of Dublin: Irish bomb disposal teams develop terror attack response
# Terror Response
# Terror Response

From Qatar to the streets of Dublin: Irish bomb disposal teams develop terror attack response

Dec 27th 2021, 8:00 PM 19,798 Views 0 Comments

We speak to the bomb disposal technicians working to develop a way to fight terror attacks.

# irish-defence-forces - Monday 20 December, 2021

Defence Forces told it must hand back millions in unspent budget, Government confirms
# Hand It Back
# Hand It Back

Defence Forces told it must hand back millions in unspent budget, Government confirms

Dec 20th 2021, 9:54 PM 49,782 Views 33 Comments

Up to €20 million could be returned to the exchequer.

# irish-defence-forces - Monday 29 November, 2021

New centre to help serving and retired Defence Forces personnel opens in Cork
# Personnel Support
# Personnel Support

New centre to help serving and retired Defence Forces personnel opens in Cork

Nov 29th 2021, 7:22 PM 12,176 Views 2 Comments

The new centre is in a refurbished building in Collins Barracks, Cork.

# irish-defence-forces - Friday 26 November, 2021

Coveney defends Defence department's handling of offer to buy long-range 'heavy lift' aircraft
# Kabul Rescue
# Kabul Rescue

Coveney defends Defence department's handling of offer to buy long-range 'heavy lift' aircraft

Nov 26th 2021, 12:05 AM 43,279 Views 57 Comments
  • Questions have been raised about the need for heavy lift aircraft for the Irish Air Corps.

# irish-defence-forces - Tuesday 23 November, 2021

Irish Defence Forces officer warns staffing crisis jeopardising UN overseas missions
# Un Missions
# Un Missions

Irish Defence Forces officer warns staffing crisis jeopardising UN overseas missions

Nov 23rd 2021, 2:23 PM 10,996 Views 9 Comments

Raco are holding their annual conference in Kildare.

# irish-defence-forces - Monday 22 November, 2021

Irish bomb disposal experts travel to Qatar to help preparations for the 2022 World Cup
# Qatar
# Qatar

Irish bomb disposal experts travel to Qatar to help preparations for the 2022 World Cup

Nov 22nd 2021, 4:20 PM 14,437 Views 16 Comments

Three operators from the Irish Defence Forces briefed Qatari forces at the event.

Ireland's military officers are 'burned out', a conference will hear today
# Raco
# Raco

Ireland's military officers are 'burned out', a conference will hear today

Nov 22nd 2021, 6:45 AM 31,000 Views 39 Comments

RACO represents more than 1,200 Permanent Defence Force Officers from Officer Cadet to Colonel ranks.

Documents show Ireland was offered aircraft eight months before Afghan rescue mission - despite Coveney denial
# Not That I'm Aware Of
# Not That I'm Aware Of

Documents show Ireland was offered aircraft eight months before Afghan rescue mission - despite Coveney denial

Nov 22nd 2021, 12:05 AM 57,942 Views 0 Comments

Seraph Aviation Group offered two aircraft – which would have been suitable to rescue Irish citizens in Afghanistan.

# irish-defence-forces - Tuesday 2 November, 2021

Soldiers accused of assaulting fellow recruit challenge refusal to allow them to graduate
# Defence Forces
# Defence Forces

Soldiers accused of assaulting fellow recruit challenge refusal to allow them to graduate

Nov 2nd 2021, 9:52 AM 36,661 Views 0 Comments

The three trainee soldiers deny any wrongdoing in respect of the other recruit.

# irish-defence-forces - Thursday 7 October, 2021

Expense of citizenship 'stopping some Defence Force members from serving on UN missions'
# Peacekeeping
# Peacekeeping

Expense of citizenship 'stopping some Defence Force members from serving on UN missions'

Oct 7th 2021, 3:36 PM 17,859 Views 15 Comments

PDFORRA has called on Minister Coveney to ‘do the right thing’ and grant citizenship to migrant soldiers.

# irish-defence-forces - Wednesday 6 October, 2021

PDFORRA: Rule forcing premature retirement of experienced soldiers makes 'no logical sense'
# Irish Defence Forces
# Irish Defence Forces

PDFORRA: Rule forcing premature retirement of experienced soldiers makes 'no logical sense'

Oct 6th 2021, 2:23 PM 14,295 Views 14 Comments

The annual conference of PDFORRA, which represents 6,500 military members, is taking place in Killarney.

# irish-defence-forces - Tuesday 5 October, 2021

Women of Honour scandal among topics on agenda at PDFORRA conference
# Irish Defence Forces
# Irish Defence Forces

Women of Honour scandal among topics on agenda at PDFORRA conference

Oct 5th 2021, 12:25 PM 6,679 Views 1 Comment

The annual conference takes places in Killarney.

# irish-defence-forces - Saturday 25 September, 2021

Spot loud flashes and choppers flying over Ringsend this week? Don't worry it was just a drill
# Defence Forces
# Defence Forces

Spot loud flashes and choppers flying over Ringsend this week? Don't worry it was just a drill

Sep 25th 2021, 8:00 AM 25,785 Views 19 Comments

Exercise Viking Landing II took place at the Pigeon House, Poolbeg on Tuesday night.

# irish-defence-forces - Monday 2 August, 2021

'Societal dysfunctionality' around gender roles needs to be tackled, says Defence Forces chief
# Irish Society
# Irish Society

'Societal dysfunctionality' around gender roles needs to be tackled, says Defence Forces chief

Aug 2nd 2021, 6:30 AM 29,924 Views 41 Comments

Vice Admiral Mellett said gender conditioning away from military life begins in childhood for women.

# irish-defence-forces - Sunday 1 August, 2021

Outgoing head of Defence Forces says Government cuts to military have caused 'frustration'
# Vice Admiral Mark Mellett
# Vice Admiral Mark Mellett

Outgoing head of Defence Forces says Government cuts to military have caused 'frustration'

Aug 1st 2021, 12:05 AM 37,299 Views 31 Comments
  • Vice Admiral Mark Mellett is set to retire in the coming months from his role as Chief of Staff of the Defence Forces.
  • In a wide-ranging interview Mellett spoke at length about funding difficulties.
  • He also believes that the future of defence lies in a combination of cyber and traditional roles.

# irish-defence-forces - Friday 30 July, 2021

Head of Defence Forces says climate change is single biggest threat to Ireland
# Climate Security Threat
# Climate Security Threat

Head of Defence Forces says climate change is single biggest threat to Ireland

Jul 30th 2021, 12:05 AM 53,684 Views 115 Comments
  • Mellett, who holds a PhD in environmental governance, believes Ireland must act to prevent the impact of climate change.
  • The Chief of Staff said Ireland needs to lose its 'false sense of security'.
  • Mellett also believes that the State will have to play a role in battling climate breakdown.

# irish-defence-forces - Thursday 15 July, 2021

Report into UN battle recommends medal for Jadotville commander but not for 33 other Irish troops
# Jadotville
# Jadotville

Report into UN battle recommends medal for Jadotville commander but not for 33 other Irish troops

Jul 15th 2021, 7:33 PM 27,218 Views 41 Comments

In 1961 a detachment of 158 Irish troops fought a force of 5,000 Katanganese troops while on UN duty in Congo.

# irish-defence-forces - Friday 4 June, 2021

Irish troops took shelter as Israel traded rockets and artillery fire with Palestinian groups
# Peacekeepers
# Peacekeepers

Irish troops took shelter as Israel traded rockets and artillery fire with Palestinian groups

Jun 4th 2021, 12:05 AM 23,806 Views 18 Comments
  • Niall O'Connor speaks with returning UN Peacekeepers from the tension filled environment of South Lebanon.
  • The exchange of fire between Palestinians and Israel saw them take to bunkers to protect them from stray rounds.
  • The Irish troops, drawn from across the island, carried out humanitarian work and maintained the peace in the country.

# irish-defence-forces - Thursday 20 May, 2021

Ireland's response to the HSE cyber attack has been undermined by Government cuts to Defence Forces, say senior officers
# Troubled Cyber Defence
# Troubled Cyber Defence

Ireland's response to the HSE cyber attack has been undermined by Government cuts to Defence Forces, say senior officers

May 20th 2021, 12:15 AM 50,780 Views 36 Comments
  • Senior military officers have said the response to the HSE Cyber Attack is greatly undermined by Government cuts to the Defence Forces.

# irish-defence-forces - Tuesday 18 May, 2021

Explainer: How is Ireland's response to the threat of global cyber crime coordinated?
# Cyber Response
# Cyber Response

Explainer: How is Ireland's response to the threat of global cyber crime coordinated?

May 18th 2021, 5:30 PM 8,705 Views 5 Comments

The fight back against the HSE cyber attack is a multi agency operation.

# irish-defence-forces - Sunday 28 February, 2021

Defence Forces facing 'serious problems' with recruitment and retention
# Defending Pay
# Defending Pay

Defence Forces facing 'serious problems' with recruitment and retention

Feb 28th 2021, 1:29 PM 52,018 Views 92 Comments

A Commission on the Defence Forces is due to deliver a report this year on challenges within the armed forces.

# irish-defence-forces - Thursday 28 November, 2019

Veteran and homeless former soldiers to get €300k from Dormant Accounts Fund
# Irish Defence Forces
# Irish Defence Forces

Veteran and homeless former soldiers to get €300k from Dormant Accounts Fund

Nov 28th 2019, 5:22 PM 13,390 Views 13 Comments

A new hostel to house four to eight veterans in Cobh is to be developed.

Tom Clonan: 'My whistleblower journey in the Defence Forces has ended. I am back in from the cold'
# Column
# Column

Tom Clonan: 'My whistleblower journey in the Defence Forces has ended. I am back in from the cold'

Nov 28th 2019, 12:05 PM 45,177 Views 70 Comments

Dr Tom Clonan met with the Defence Forces Chief of Staff today about a reconciliation process. ‘Unusually for Ireland, this whistleblowing story has a happy ending,’ he writes.

# irish-defence-forces - Tuesday 12 November, 2019

Lisa Smith will be subject to security assessment on arrival in Ireland
# Risk Assessment
# Risk Assessment

Lisa Smith will be subject to security assessment on arrival in Ireland

Nov 12th 2019, 3:30 PM 19,971 Views 113 Comments

Yesterday Turkey said it was in the process of deporting 20 ‘foreign jihadists’.

# irish-defence-forces - Monday 4 November, 2019

Tánaiste hopeful for breakthrough in Lisa Smith case 'within a few weeks'
# Turkey
# Turkey

Tánaiste hopeful for breakthrough in Lisa Smith case 'within a few weeks'

Nov 4th 2019, 12:40 PM 20,054 Views 143 Comments

Simon Coveney has said his primary concern is for Smith’s two-year-old daughter.

# irish-defence-forces - Thursday 24 October, 2019

Irish Defence Forces left 'devastated' after bowing out of World Military Games at the quarter-finals
# Last Eight
From The42
# Last Eight

Irish Defence Forces left 'devastated' after bowing out of World Military Games at the quarter-finals

Oct 24th 2019, 10:50 AM 8,048 Views 2 Comments

There was better news for boxer Danny O’Brien, who is guaranteed at least a bronze medal.

# irish-defence-forces - Monday 21 October, 2019

'Best performance I've seen in my 10 years here' - Irish Defence Forces through to World Cup quarter-final
# Knockout Stages
From The42
# Knockout Stages

'Best performance I've seen in my 10 years here' - Irish Defence Forces through to World Cup quarter-final

Oct 21st 2019, 4:31 PM 8,687 Views 1 Comment

A last-eight tie with Algeria awaits the Boys in Green on Wednesday.

# irish-defence-forces - Monday 14 October, 2019

'I gave out the jerseys the other day and there were lads with tears in their eyes'
# Flying The Flag
From The42
# Flying The Flag

'I gave out the jerseys the other day and there were lads with tears in their eyes'

Oct 14th 2019, 10:28 AM 20,700 Views 0 Comments

The Irish Defence Forces are off to the Chinese city of Wuhan to compete at the World Military Games this week.

# irish-defence-forces - Tuesday 20 August, 2019

Fishing vessel detained off Dublin coast for alleged breach of fishing regulations
# Howth
# Howth

Fishing vessel detained off Dublin coast for alleged breach of fishing regulations

Aug 20th 2019, 7:58 PM 32,581 Views 38 Comments

This is the seventh vessel detained by the Naval Service so far in 2019.

# irish-defence-forces - 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 20,086 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.

# irish-defence-forces - Saturday 8 June, 2019

Suspect device in Dublin housing estate deemed non-viable by bomb disposal team
# Ballymun
# Ballymun

Suspect device in Dublin housing estate deemed non-viable by bomb disposal team

Jun 8th 2019, 8:44 AM 10,920 Views 1 Comment

The device has been seized for further examination.

# irish-defence-forces - 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 22,942 Views 55 Comments

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

# irish-defence-forces - Wednesday 8 May, 2019

Irish Defence Forces suffer friendly loss as Military Games preparation continues
# Beaten
From The42
# Beaten

Irish Defence Forces suffer friendly loss as Military Games preparation continues

May 8th 2019, 7:38 PM 8,319 Views 5 Comments

The Boys in Green were beaten 2-1 by the UK Armed Forces.

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