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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

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'

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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

Irish Defence Forces suffer friendly loss as Military Games preparation continues

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

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

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

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

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

# irish-defence-forces - Tuesday 4 December, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 This post contains images

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

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

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

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

Irish Defence Forces bidding for first European success in France

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

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

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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

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"

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

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