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# military - Wednesday 30 April, 2014

The Defence Force's newest ship has arrived in Cork
# LE SAMUEL BECKETT
# LE SAMUEL BECKETT

The Defence Force's newest ship has arrived in Cork

Apr 30th 2014, 2:34 PM 21,027 Views 71 Comments

The LÉ Samuel Beckett will remain at Haulbowline until the middle of next month.

# military - Thursday 24 April, 2014

Chelsea Manning officially granted name change - but will still be treated as male prisoner
# Prison
# Prison

Chelsea Manning officially granted name change - but will still be treated as male prisoner

Apr 24th 2014, 6:14 PM 15,195 Views 93 Comments

A US judge has granted Manning’s request to be formally known as Chelsea.

# military - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

Ukraine revives offensive against rebels while US sends 'reassuring' troops
# Crisis
# Crisis

Ukraine revives offensive against rebels while US sends 'reassuring' troops

Apr 23rd 2014, 10:15 AM 6,913 Views 109 Comments

Pro-Moscow insurgents are also currently holding two journalists.

# military - Tuesday 22 April, 2014

349 US planes with war munitions allowed to land at Shannon. Zero were refused
# Mick Wallace
# Mick Wallace

349 US planes with war munitions allowed to land at Shannon. Zero were refused

Apr 22nd 2014, 6:45 AM 13,727 Views 94 Comments

However, thirteen overflights were refused due to the nature of their cargo.

# military - Sunday 13 April, 2014

Sixteen people have died in a huge fire consuming the outskirts of a Chilean port city
# Valparaiso
# Valparaiso

Sixteen people have died in a huge fire consuming the outskirts of a Chilean port city

Apr 13th 2014, 12:59 PM 10,727 Views 0 Comments

The military has taken over security in the city of Valparaiso.

# military - Thursday 3 April, 2014

Pakistan's former ruler survives after bomb explodes just before his convoy passed
# Assassination
# Assassination

Pakistan's former ruler survives after bomb explodes just before his convoy passed

Apr 3rd 2014, 8:10 AM 4,835 Views 3 Comments

Pervez Musharraf is on trial for treason and could face the death penalty but some are unconvinced the government will complete the trial.

Mass shooting at US base Fort Hood: 14 wounded, gunman reported killed
# Texas Shooting
# Texas Shooting

Mass shooting at US base Fort Hood: 14 wounded, gunman reported killed

Apr 3rd 2014, 12:37 AM 19,246 Views 47 Comments

The Texas base was the scene of a deadly shooting rampage in 2009.

# military - Monday 24 March, 2014

Outnumbered: Ukrainian troops withdraw from Crimea
# Crisis
# Crisis

Outnumbered: Ukrainian troops withdraw from Crimea

Mar 24th 2014, 6:01 PM 11,382 Views 146 Comments

Assaults on Ukrainian military bases in the region continued today.

# military - Thursday 20 March, 2014

Chelsea Manning is going to court to have her name legally changed from Bradley
# Transgender
# Transgender

Chelsea Manning is going to court to have her name legally changed from Bradley

Mar 20th 2014, 3:22 PM 16,849 Views 91 Comments

Fort Leavenworth have said Manning would have to get a legal name change to be known in the prison as Chelsea.

# military - Saturday 15 March, 2014

"Putin, get out of Ukraine": 50,000 turn out for anti-intervention rally... in Moscow
# Crimea Crisis
# Crimea Crisis

"Putin, get out of Ukraine": 50,000 turn out for anti-intervention rally... in Moscow

Mar 15th 2014, 3:38 PM 7,468 Views 121 Comments

The march comes on the eve of Crimea’s vote on whether to secede from Ukraine and join Russia.

# military - Monday 3 March, 2014

Russian troops and planes flow into Crimea as EU says sanctions are on the table
# Ukraine Crisis
# Ukraine Crisis

Russian troops and planes flow into Crimea as EU says sanctions are on the table

Mar 3rd 2014, 12:47 PM 10,987 Views 122 Comments

Over the last 24 hours, 10 Russian combat helicopters and eight military cargo planes have landed on the Black Sea peninsula.

# military - Saturday 1 March, 2014

Tánaiste says Russian forces in Ukraine is a ‘dangerous situation’
# Military Force
# Military Force

Tánaiste says Russian forces in Ukraine is a ‘dangerous situation’

Mar 1st 2014, 9:20 PM 6,391 Views 42 Comments

Eamon Gilmore on the Russian Federation to abide by international law and to respect Ukraine’s territorial integrity and independence.

# military - Tuesday 11 February, 2014

Lone survivor found after Algeria military plane crash kills 77
# Air Disaster
# Air Disaster

Lone survivor found after Algeria military plane crash kills 77

Feb 11th 2014, 10:00 PM 21,009 Views 29 Comments

President Abdelaziz Bouteflika announced three days of national mourning to begin tomorrow, praising the soldiers who perished in the crash as “martyrs.”

# military - Sunday 9 February, 2014

There are 62 republican prisoners being held at present in Irish prisons
# IRA
# IRA

There are 62 republican prisoners being held at present in Irish prisons

Feb 9th 2014, 9:00 AM 14,398 Views 63 Comments

The average person is in custody in Portlaoise Prison for over 8 months.

# military - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

Column: Peacemakers like Margaretta D’Arcy uphold the greater moral law
# Civil Disobedience
# Civil Disobedience

Column: Peacemakers like Margaretta D’Arcy uphold the greater moral law

Jan 28th 2014, 7:00 AM 79 Views 166 Comments

Margaretta, in her peaceful act of civil disobedience, was seeking to highlight our own government’s failure to uphold both Irish and international law. We should applaud her courage, writes Joe Murray.

# military - Sunday 26 January, 2014

This recreation of Greased Lightning by some Swedish Marines is camp and fabulous
# Heading Up The 409
From The Daily Edge
# Heading Up The 409

This recreation of Greased Lightning by some Swedish Marines is camp and fabulous

Jan 26th 2014, 12:00 PM 2,435 Views 0 Comments

They’re not bad to look at, either.

# military - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

Adams accuses European leaders of trying to create 'EU army'
# Eu Army
# Eu Army

Adams accuses European leaders of trying to create 'EU army'

Jan 22nd 2014, 8:57 AM 6,201 Views 176 Comments

Adams questioned the future of Irish neutrality as the EU plans to increase spending on weapons.

# military - Sunday 19 January, 2014

Welcome to the Suck: Here's what life at US Marine Boot Camp is like
# A Day In The Life
# A Day In The Life

Welcome to the Suck: Here's what life at US Marine Boot Camp is like

Jan 19th 2014, 4:00 PM 25,502 Views 78 Comments

Gruelling.

# military - Tuesday 7 January, 2014

US Air Force helicopter crashes on English coast with four crew believed dead
# Helicopter Crash
# Helicopter Crash

US Air Force helicopter crashes on English coast with four crew believed dead

Jan 7th 2014, 11:36 PM 18,389 Views 87 Comments

It is not thought that anyone in the surrounding area has been injured but an assessment on possible munitions on board is taking place.

# military - Wednesday 1 January, 2014

Minister objected to military vehicles factory setting up shop in Ireland in 1983
# State Papers 1983
# State Papers 1983

Minister objected to military vehicles factory setting up shop in Ireland in 1983

Jan 1st 2014, 6:30 PM 20,572 Views 72 Comments

The Minister for Trade, Commerce and Tourism Frank Cluskey thought Ireland should take a restrictive attitude to the manufacturing of military equipment in Ireland.

# military - Saturday 21 December, 2013

Here are the crazy military robots Google bought this week
# Humanoids
# Humanoids

Here are the crazy military robots Google bought this week

Dec 21st 2013, 5:30 PM 14,390 Views 26 Comments

Amazing creations – but also a tad creepy.

# military - Tuesday 17 December, 2013

Military and party vow loyalty to Jong-Un on anniversary of father's death
# North Korea
# North Korea

Military and party vow loyalty to Jong-Un on anniversary of father's death

Dec 17th 2013, 7:49 AM 5,706 Views 39 Comments

Today marks the second anniversary of the death of his father, Kim Jong-il

# military - Friday 13 December, 2013

Defence Forces to begin general service recruiting early next year --- Shatter
# General Service
# General Service

Defence Forces to begin general service recruiting early next year --- Shatter

Dec 13th 2013, 3:59 PM 13,921 Views 192 Comments

The new staff will be hired in order to keep the personnel level above the ‘agreed stabilised strength’ of 9,500.

# military - Saturday 7 December, 2013

Column: Should Ireland join NATO?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Should Ireland join NATO?

Dec 7th 2013, 7:30 PM 774 Views 144 Comments

Forging closer ties with NATO could enable Ireland to combat global terrorism writes Colm Ó Broin.

# military - Sunday 1 December, 2013

Four killed, dozens injured as anti-government protests continue in Bangkok
# Thailand
# Thailand

Four killed, dozens injured as anti-government protests continue in Bangkok

Dec 1st 2013, 11:36 AM 4,259 Views 7 Comments

Today, police have fired tear gas and water cannon at protesters attempting to storm government buildings and overthrow Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.

# military - Friday 22 November, 2013

China test flies new stealth combat drone nicknamed the "Sharp Sword"
# Drone Wars
# Drone Wars

China test flies new stealth combat drone nicknamed the "Sharp Sword"

Nov 22nd 2013, 2:37 PM 10,199 Views 34 Comments

Images posted online showed a sleek grey delta-wing aircraft apparently powered by a jet engine and resembling an American combat drone.

# military - Thursday 14 November, 2013

Four US marines killed in incident at military base
# California
# California

Four US marines killed in incident at military base

Nov 14th 2013, 3:39 PM 9,052 Views 14 Comments

The incident occurred during a sweep of a firing range to clear unexploded ordnance, a Marine official said.

# military - Sunday 20 October, 2013

More than 30 dead in Syria after 'explosives-laden truck' blown up by suicide bomber
# Syria
# Syria

More than 30 dead in Syria after 'explosives-laden truck' blown up by suicide bomber

Oct 20th 2013, 7:15 PM 4,742 Views 19 Comments

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the death toll was likely to rise, as “there are dozens of wounded, some of them in critical condition”.

# military - Saturday 19 October, 2013

Australian military investigates whether it is to blame for bushfire
# New South Wales
# New South Wales

Australian military investigates whether it is to blame for bushfire

Oct 19th 2013, 10:31 AM 10,541 Views 18 Comments

Around 80 fires are burning across New South Wales, with about 20 of them uncontained.

# military - Friday 18 October, 2013

Armed US plane landed at Shannon 'in error'
# US Military
# US Military

Armed US plane landed at Shannon 'in error'

Oct 18th 2013, 8:59 AM 28,369 Views 220 Comments

Shannonwatch said it is difficult to believe that a breach of this kind was an administrative error.

# military - Thursday 10 October, 2013

US suspends supply of cash, large military hardware to Egypt
# Egypt
# Egypt

US suspends supply of cash, large military hardware to Egypt

Oct 10th 2013, 7:43 AM 2,844 Views 11 Comments

Washington has confirmed it’s halting $260 million in cash aid as well as shipments of some large scale military systems — including Apache helicopters and F-16 fighter jets.

# military - Monday 7 October, 2013

Fifty killed in Egypt clashes
# Egypt
# Egypt

Fifty killed in Egypt clashes

Oct 7th 2013, 6:39 AM 2,258 Views 19 Comments

Yesterday’s death toll is the highest since several days of violence started in mid-August, leading to over 1,000 deaths.

# military - Saturday 21 September, 2013

Pics: This is what a day of military bomb squad training is like
# US Air Force
# US Air Force

Pics: This is what a day of military bomb squad training is like

Sep 21st 2013, 8:30 PM 12,479 Views 48 Comments

A dangerous job like this needs a lot of extensive training and practice. The average US Air Force bomb tech can spend years doing this.

# military - Tuesday 17 September, 2013

More details of 'horrific' Washington Navy Yard shooting emerge
# USA
# USA

More details of 'horrific' Washington Navy Yard shooting emerge

Sep 17th 2013, 8:00 AM 15,800 Views 67 Comments

Thirteen people, including the shooter Aaron Alexis, were killed during the incident.

# military - Friday 30 August, 2013

Poll: Should international military forces intervene in Syria?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should international military forces intervene in Syria?

Aug 30th 2013, 9:59 AM 8,915 Views 159 Comments

The British House of Commons has rejected a call for military strikes but do you think international forces should intervene in Syria?

# military - Thursday 29 August, 2013

Shock result as David Cameron loses vote on Syria intervention
# Unexpected
# Unexpected

Shock result as David Cameron loses vote on Syria intervention

Aug 29th 2013, 11:09 PM 16,263 Views 278 Comments

MPs voted against a government motion to support a military attack in Syria – and David Cameron says he will respect their decision.

“Syria is not like Iraq” – David Cameron makes his case for military action
# Intervention
# Intervention

“Syria is not like Iraq” – David Cameron makes his case for military action

Aug 29th 2013, 6:44 PM 5,651 Views 128 Comments

Cameron told a special debate in Westminster that Britain could not stand idle in the face of “one of the most abhorrent uses of chemical weapons in a century”.

# military - Saturday 24 August, 2013

UN envoy arrives in Syria for talks on chemical weapons probe
# Syria
# Syria

UN envoy arrives in Syria for talks on chemical weapons probe

Aug 24th 2013, 11:25 AM 3,624 Views 75 Comments

Meanwhile the US Defence Secretary has suggested that forces are being moved into place in case Obama opts for military action.

# military - Wednesday 21 August, 2013

"Stop arms shipments to Egypt," says Amnesty
# Egypt
# Egypt

"Stop arms shipments to Egypt," says Amnesty

Aug 21st 2013, 8:45 PM 3,187 Views 15 Comments

The organisation has said that the arms are being used to kill protesters, so deliveries

# military - Monday 19 August, 2013

US prosecutors demand 60 years for whistleblower Bradley Manning
# Wikileaks
# Wikileaks

US prosecutors demand 60 years for whistleblower Bradley Manning

Aug 19th 2013, 9:58 PM 6,021 Views 85 Comments

The 25-year-old former army intelligence analyst has been convicted on a raft of espionage and theft charges that could see him jailed for more than a century.