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# oglaigh-na-heireann - 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 37,033 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.

# oglaigh-na-heireann - Friday 28 December, 2018

Bomb disposal, prison security, peacekeeping - The work of the Irish Defence Forces in 2018
# Óglaigh Na HÉireann
# Óglaigh Na HÉireann

Bomb disposal, prison security, peacekeeping - The work of the Irish Defence Forces in 2018

Dec 28th 2018, 11:32 AM 12,271 Views 7 Comments

There are currently 650 members of the Defence Forces serving in 14 countries.

# oglaigh-na-heireann - Tuesday 23 January, 2018

Dissident republican group Óglaigh na hÉireann confirms end to 'armed actions'
# IRA Splinter Group
# IRA Splinter Group

Dissident republican group Óglaigh na hÉireann confirms end to 'armed actions'

Jan 23rd 2018, 3:35 PM 37,211 Views 79 Comments

The group was responsible for the attempted murder of Catholic PSNI member Peadar Heffron.

# oglaigh-na-heireann - Tuesday 18 April, 2017

Austin Stack says wording on Martin McGuinness's headstone is insulting
# Óglaigh Na HÉireann
# Óglaigh Na HÉireann

Austin Stack says wording on Martin McGuinness's headstone is insulting

Apr 18th 2017, 5:41 PM 61,141 Views 73 Comments

Stack called on Mary Lou McDonald to say if she recognises Oglaigh na hÉireann as being the legitimate army of the state.

# oglaigh-na-heireann - Monday 16 January, 2017

Dublin man jailed for four years for being a member of the IRA
# Óglaigh Na HÉireann
# Óglaigh Na HÉireann

Dublin man jailed for four years for being a member of the IRA

Jan 16th 2017, 12:49 PM 19,890 Views 31 Comments

His number plate was found in the debris of a car bomb in Newry.

# oglaigh-na-heireann - Tuesday 27 December, 2016

'They're going to make that journey anyway - the question is can you sit back and watch people lose their lives?'
# Migrant Crisis
# Migrant Crisis

'They're going to make that journey anyway - the question is can you sit back and watch people lose their lives?'

Dec 27th 2016, 8:00 PM 9,935 Views 53 Comments

A look at the migrant crisis through the eyes of the Irish defence forces.

# oglaigh-na-heireann - Saturday 6 August, 2016

A big recruitment drive in the Irish Defence Forces has already closed
# Protect And Serve
# Protect And Serve

A big recruitment drive in the Irish Defence Forces has already closed

Aug 6th 2016, 7:30 AM 20,028 Views 24 Comments

Nearly half of the places have been filled this year.

# oglaigh-na-heireann - Wednesday 1 August, 2012

# oglaigh-na-heireann - Sunday 5 February, 2012

Poll: Should the words 'fianna fáil' be dropped from the national anthem?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the words 'fianna fáil' be dropped from the national anthem?

Feb 5th 2012, 1:08 PM 7,760 Views 153 Comments

Michael Noonan says the party was founded after the anthem was translated – but should we stop singing the words anyway?

No plans to remove 'Fianna Fáil' from anthem or Defence Forces logo, says govt
# Anthem
# Anthem

No plans to remove 'Fianna Fáil' from anthem or Defence Forces logo, says govt

Feb 5th 2012, 12:24 PM 5,358 Views 28 Comments

Michael Noonan says the Irish translation of the Soldier’s Song was made before Éamon de Valera founded his political party.

# oglaigh-na-heireann - Tuesday 3 January, 2012

What was it like to take part in 1916 Rising or War of Independence?
# History
# History

What was it like to take part in 1916 Rising or War of Independence?

Jan 3rd 2012, 2:48 PM 5,130 Views 10 Comments

You’ll soon be able to find out when witness statements are released online – including audio files made in the 1940s.

# oglaigh-na-heireann - Monday 27 June, 2011

Two men still being questioned over large explosives find
# Explosives
# Explosives

Two men still being questioned over large explosives find

Jun 27th 2011, 8:30 AM 501 Views 0 Comments

The arrests took place at a bomb-making factory manufacturing weapons for a dissident republican faction, according to reports.

# oglaigh-na-heireann - Thursday 27 January, 2011

Security alert in north Belfast continues after device found
# Dissidents
# Dissidents

Security alert in north Belfast continues after device found

Jan 27th 2011, 1:02 PM 377 Views 0 Comments

PSNI officers in north Belfast are examining a suspicious device after a viable pipe bomb was discovered in the area.

# oglaigh-na-heireann - Wednesday 26 January, 2011

Hundreds of homes evacuated in major Belfast bomb alert
# Bomb Alert
# Bomb Alert

Hundreds of homes evacuated in major Belfast bomb alert

Jan 26th 2011, 10:27 AM 673 Views 0 Comments

Children’s home also has to be cleared out after dissident republicans claim they left “unstable” device on Antrim Road.

# oglaigh-na-heireann - Wednesday 1 December, 2010

Rapist loses genitals after being shot seven times
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Rapist loses genitals after being shot seven times

Dec 1st 2010, 4:26 PM 9,110 Views 6 Comments

A rapist was shot seven times in the groin by republican paramilitaries in Belfast, and surgery could not repair the damage.