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#Irish Defence 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 13,240 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 43,722 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 19,947 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 20,038 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 7,931 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 8,589 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 20,410 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 32,529 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 19,983 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 10,895 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 22,913 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 8,245 Views 5 Comments

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

# irish-defence-forces - Tuesday 26 February, 2019

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 23,083 Views 25 Comments

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

# irish-defence-forces - Friday 7 December, 2018

'This is huge' - Ireland qualify for Military World Cup after draw with France
# COYBIG
From The42
# COYBIG

'This is huge' - Ireland qualify for Military World Cup after draw with France

Dec 7th 2018, 2:13 PM 7,279 Views 5 Comments

The Irish Defence Forces went through after taking four points from two matches in the Netherlands.

# irish-defence-forces - 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 12,554 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.

# irish-defence-forces - Friday 31 August, 2018

'We were given the baton': How Ireland's Defence Forces helped with significant cocaine seizure in UK
# Newlyn Harbour
# Newlyn Harbour

'We were given the baton': How Ireland's Defence Forces helped with significant cocaine seizure in UK

Aug 31st 2018, 10:07 AM 18,780 Views 17 Comments

Five men were arrested in this operation for drug trafficking offences.

# irish-defence-forces - 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 24,332 Views 101 Comments

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

# irish-defence-forces - Friday 22 December, 2017

'You should be proud': Taoiseach visits Irish troops serving in Lebanon this Christmas
# Irish Defence Forces
# Irish Defence Forces

'You should be proud': Taoiseach visits Irish troops serving in Lebanon this Christmas

Dec 22nd 2017, 9:44 PM 16,142 Views 52 Comments

This Christmas some 580 troops will be serving overseas.

# irish-defence-forces - Monday 19 June, 2017

Two Defence Forces members located after terror attack at Mali hotel
# Irish Soldiers
# Irish Soldiers

Two Defence Forces members located after terror attack at Mali hotel

Jun 19th 2017, 2:00 PM 27,265 Views 6 Comments

Two EU workers were killed in the attack on a hotel on the edge of the capital Bamako.

# irish-defence-forces - Thursday 20 April, 2017

Irish soldiers 'depend on loan sharks and welfare payments' to support their families
# At Breaking Point
# At Breaking Point

Irish soldiers 'depend on loan sharks and welfare payments' to support their families

Apr 20th 2017, 4:42 PM 23,084 Views 105 Comments

Family members gathered outside barracks all across the country today to highlight pay issues.

# irish-defence-forces - Sunday 16 April, 2017

Ceremonies underway to remember those who died in the Easter Rising
# Remembering The Rising
# Remembering The Rising

Ceremonies underway to remember those who died in the Easter Rising

Apr 16th 2017, 10:15 AM 10,970 Views 117 Comments

The national anthem was played by a lone piper in the main courtyard of the cemetery.

# irish-defence-forces - Wednesday 22 February, 2017

Coast Guard operation underway after man falls ill on fishing boat
# Medevac
# Medevac

Coast Guard operation underway after man falls ill on fishing boat

Feb 22nd 2017, 8:44 PM 12,086 Views 11 Comments

The rescue services are heading to the scene.

# irish-defence-forces - Sunday 4 September, 2016

Irish Naval Service crew to be given medals for assistance with migrant crisis
# Humanitarians
# Humanitarians

Irish Naval Service crew to be given medals for assistance with migrant crisis

Sep 4th 2016, 6:31 PM 13,520 Views 56 Comments

The Irish Naval Service has rescued over 11,500 migrants to date.

# irish-defence-forces - Wednesday 23 December, 2015

PICS: Enda dons a blue helmet, meets Irish troops and saves Christmas
# Golan Heights
# Golan Heights

PICS: Enda dons a blue helmet, meets Irish troops and saves Christmas

Dec 23rd 2015, 1:12 PM 16,275 Views 145 Comments

You’d never know there’s an election around the corner…

# irish-defence-forces - Friday 27 November, 2015

Pictures: 1,300 Irish soldiers take part in 'Dark Nights' exercise
# Dark Nights
# Dark Nights

Pictures: 1,300 Irish soldiers take part in 'Dark Nights' exercise

Nov 27th 2015, 12:02 PM 25,002 Views 100 Comments

The exercise took place over the last two weeks in Kildare and Cork.

# irish-defence-forces - Thursday 5 November, 2015

A dangerous military flare washed up on a Wexford beach
# Bomb Squad
# Bomb Squad

A dangerous military flare washed up on a Wexford beach

Nov 5th 2015, 8:33 AM 13,252 Views 9 Comments

An army bomb disposal team was called in to make the device safe.

# irish-defence-forces - Sunday 21 June, 2015

'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 15,521 Views 2 Comments

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

# irish-defence-forces - Friday 12 June, 2015

Here's how much it cost this year for the Irish army to provide support at Shannon Airport
# Security
# Security

Here's how much it cost this year for the Irish army to provide support at Shannon Airport

Jun 12th 2015, 6:04 AM 12,243 Views 33 Comments

Gardaí have requested their assistance at the airport more than 130 times.

# irish-defence-forces - Saturday 6 June, 2015

WATCH: Behind the scenes of Saving Private Ryan filmed on a Wexford beach
# Lights Camera Action
# Lights Camera Action

WATCH: Behind the scenes of Saving Private Ryan filmed on a Wexford beach

Jun 6th 2015, 9:30 AM 36,895 Views 16 Comments

The film featured 750 members of the FCA army reserve who played extras in the D-Day scenes.

# irish-defence-forces - Sunday 1 March, 2015

Could Ireland be the next European target for a jihadist terror attack?
# Weaknesses
# Weaknesses

Could Ireland be the next European target for a jihadist terror attack?

Mar 1st 2015, 7:45 AM 53,073 Views 128 Comments

An expert with decades of intelligence experience says our neutrality might actually be making us more vulnerable.

# irish-defence-forces - Saturday 3 January, 2015

Ireland to fund ambulances and burials for Sierra Leone's 7,000+ Ebola victims
# Not Going Away
# Not Going Away

Ireland to fund ambulances and burials for Sierra Leone's 7,000+ Ebola victims

Jan 3rd 2015, 8:15 AM 5,924 Views 42 Comments

The Government is set to give an additional €778,000 towards combating the Ebola outbreak.

# irish-defence-forces - Tuesday 30 December, 2014

Ireland had almost three bomb disposals a week last year
# Peacekeeping
# Peacekeeping

Ireland had almost three bomb disposals a week last year

Dec 30th 2014, 7:00 AM 4,337 Views 0 Comments

The Army had 430 troops serving on peacekeeping missions in 16 countries in the past 12 months.

# irish-defence-forces - Monday 24 November, 2014

Irish Defence Forces bidding for first European success in France
# COYBIG
From The42
# COYBIG

Irish Defence Forces bidding for first European success in France

Nov 24th 2014, 3:24 PM 5,056 Views 3 Comments

Comdt Declan Sheridan’s men take on the hosts later today before facing Germany and the Netherlands.

# irish-defence-forces - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

As Coveney mulls decision on Irish troops, Israel shoots down Syrian plane in Golan Heights
# Tensions Rising
# Tensions Rising

As Coveney mulls decision on Irish troops, Israel shoots down Syrian plane in Golan Heights

Sep 23rd 2014, 5:41 PM 7,672 Views 39 Comments

It’s the first time since 1985 that Israel has downed a Syrian plane.

# irish-defence-forces - Friday 19 September, 2014

'I will not send Irish troops into civil war in Syria' - Coveney
# Out Of Harm's Way
# Out Of Harm's Way

'I will not send Irish troops into civil war in Syria' - Coveney

Sep 19th 2014, 11:49 PM 11,432 Views 33 Comments

Irish peacekeepers are about to re-deploy to the Golan Heights.

# irish-defence-forces - Saturday 13 September, 2014

Watch 1,500 Irish soldiers groan with pain on the Braveheart battlefield
# Lights Camera Action
# Lights Camera Action

Watch 1,500 Irish soldiers groan with pain on the Braveheart battlefield

Sep 13th 2014, 11:00 AM 14,776 Views 8 Comments

It was the largest scale movie production to come to Ireland and was the start of something big for the film industry…

# irish-defence-forces - Saturday 6 September, 2014

Mel Gibson thought his Irish Braveheart extras were a bunch of smartasses
# Lights Camera Action
# Lights Camera Action

Mel Gibson thought his Irish Braveheart extras were a bunch of smartasses

Sep 6th 2014, 11:00 AM 74,101 Views 32 Comments

He might not have been wrong either…

# irish-defence-forces - Saturday 30 August, 2014

Here's what it was like to be part of Braveheart's epic army
# Extras
# Extras

Here's what it was like to be part of Braveheart's epic army

Aug 30th 2014, 11:15 AM 15,831 Views 21 Comments

Hundreds of members of the Irish Defence Forces played William Wallace’s army in the 1990s battle movie.

# irish-defence-forces - Friday 29 August, 2014

Irish peacekeepers safe but "on high alert" after Golan Heights kidnappings
# Syria
# Syria

Irish peacekeepers safe but "on high alert" after Golan Heights kidnappings

Aug 29th 2014, 10:46 PM 12,813 Views 46 Comments

Irish personnel secured a route and provided security as UNDOF troops withdrew from a position today.

# irish-defence-forces - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

Deportation of man suspected of killing Irish soldiers "an important step"
# Lebanon
# Lebanon

Deportation of man suspected of killing Irish soldiers "an important step"

Aug 12th 2014, 2:47 PM 6,221 Views 11 Comments

Mahmoud Bazzi will be deported from the US to Lebanon, where it is hoped he will face justice.

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