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#Mark Mellett

# mark-mellett - Thursday 9 June, 2022

Former Defence chief: First salvos of Ukraine war fired here as Russia exposed Ireland
# Mark Mellett
# Mark Mellett

Former Defence chief: First salvos of Ukraine war fired here as Russia exposed Ireland

Jun 9th 2022, 6:30 AM 61,969 Views 47 Comments

Mark Mellett, the former Chief of Staff of the Irish Defence Forces, launched a stinging attack on Irish defence capacity.

# mark-mellett - 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 29,969 Views 41 Comments

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

# mark-mellett - 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 37,353 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.

# mark-mellett - 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 53,748 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.