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# Óglaigh na hÉireann

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2022
# Paddyflage
Military Police launch 'review' into sale of Irish army uniforms on US website
Sources have said that concerns are that uniforms could fall into the hands of Dissident Republicans and criminals.
# Collins 100
Anatomy of an Ambush: Béal na Bláth and the military battle that changed the path of Irish history
Commandant Stephen MacEoin, a historian and infantry leader, examines the ambush at Béal na Bláth from a military perspective.
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# Vice Admiral Mark Mellett
Outgoing head of Defence Forces says Government cuts to military have caused 'frustration'
Vice Admiral Mark Mellett is set to retire in the coming months from his role as Chief of Staff of the Defence Forces.
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.
Representative group for Defence Forces officers set to criticise Government over 'ticking retention timebomb'
Pop up recruitment centre in Dublin tomorrow for Naval Service to find 200 recruits so ships can go to sea
# Óglaigh na hÉireann
Bomb disposal, prison security, peacekeeping - The work of the Irish Defence Forces in 2018
There are currently 650 members of the Defence Forces serving in 14 countries.
# IRA splinter group
Dissident republican group Óglaigh na hÉireann confirms end to 'armed actions'
The group was responsible for the attempted murder of Catholic PSNI member Peadar Heffron.
# Óglaigh na hÉireann
Austin Stack says wording on Martin McGuinness's headstone is insulting
Stack called on Mary Lou McDonald to say if she recognises Oglaigh na hÉireann as being the legitimate army of the state.
# Óglaigh na hÉireann
Dublin man jailed for four years for being a member of the IRA
His number plate was found in the debris of a car bomb in Newry.
# migrant crisis
'They're going to make that journey anyway - the question is can you sit back and watch people lose their lives?'
A look at the migrant crisis through the eyes of the Irish defence forces.
# protect and serve
A big recruitment drive in the Irish Defence Forces has already closed
Nearly half of the places have been filled this year.
# Your Say
Poll: Should the words 'fianna fáil' be dropped from the national anthem?
Michael Noonan says the party was founded after the anthem was translated – but should we stop singing the words anyway?
# Anthem
No plans to remove 'Fianna Fáil' from anthem or Defence Forces logo, says govt
Michael Noonan says the Irish translation of the Soldier’s Song was made before Éamon de Valera founded his political party.
# History
What was it like to take part in 1916 Rising or War of Independence?
You’ll soon be able to find out when witness statements are released online – including audio files made in the 1940s.
# explosives
Two men still being questioned over large explosives find
The arrests took place at a bomb-making factory manufacturing weapons for a dissident republican faction, according to reports.
# Dissidents
Security alert in north Belfast continues after device found
PSNI officers in north Belfast are examining a suspicious device after a viable pipe bomb was discovered in the area.
# Bomb Alert
Hundreds of homes evacuated in major Belfast bomb alert
Children’s home also has to be cleared out after dissident republicans claim they left “unstable” device on Antrim Road.
# Northern Ireland
Rapist loses genitals after being shot seven times
A rapist was shot seven times in the groin by republican paramilitaries in Belfast, and surgery could not repair the damage.