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Wednesday 29 November 2023 Dublin: 2°C

# Paul Kehoe

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TD says comment about 'druggies' on O'Connell Street was 'maybe a poor choice of language'
Senator Lynn Ruane says Deputy Kehoe should be more concerned about people with drug dependencies than tourists.
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Irish troops in Lebanon to return home at the end of next month after Covid-19 delay
Upon arrival in Ireland, personnel will be required to spend 14 days in self-isolation.
Government spends €5.2m on new aircraft to help Covid-19 response
The aircraft completed its first mission last weekend, when it delivered a number of Irish tests to a laboratory in Germany.
Defence Forces finally fill psychiatrist role after nearly two-year long vacancy
Minister Paul Kehoe changed standard policy so a civilian psychiatrist could apply for the job.
Government warned about increased threat of foreign espionage in Ireland
An update to the White Paper on Defence 2015 was published this week.
Return of Lisa Smith at a 'very, very sensitive time', says Kehoe
Smith will undergo a security assessment when she returns to Ireland, it was reported earlier this month.
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.
Withdrawal of air ambulance four days a month 'will not put lives at risk' due to contingency plans
Charity-funded Irish Community Rapid Response is stepping in after the withdrawal of the Air Corps service.
President Higgins and Minister Paul Kehoe evacuated from Beirut hotel due to 'security concerns'
Their itinerary for today was cancelled due the ongoing protests in the city.
Army Ranger Wing prepares for deployment to UN mission in 'hostile environment' of Mali
The mission has been described as the most dangerous UN peacekeeping mission in the world.
Cabinet approves plans to train two Air Corps pilots in Australia in bid to address retention crisis
There are around 100 Air Corps pilots in the force.
Explainer: The minister, the understaffed Naval Service and the 'young fellas caught up in the middle'
The dispute comes after a decision was made to take two vessels out of operation, leading to various claims and rows in the Dáil.
Taoiseach has ‘absolute confidence’ in Kehoe after navy ship claims
Kehoe became embroiled in confusion over the weekend when he said two vessels were docked for maintenance reasons and not for staff shortages.
Call to restore pre-crash allowances to 'stop members of Defence Forces leaving in droves'
There were 256 discharges in the first four months of 2019.
Ministers condemn march by republican group in Dublin as 'sickening' and 'disturbing'
The group was criticised for marching down O’Connell Street on Saturday.
Minister Paul Kehoe and his family evacuate home with gardaí after anti-eviction protesters arrived
The minister thanked the gardaí for their assistance in a statement.
Massacre of 160 people in Mali 'underlines need for international presence', Dept Defence says
There are currently 20 Irish Defence Forces personnel deployed to the EU Training Mission (EUTM) in Mali.
Defence Forces personnel recognised for their role in south Lebanon at special ceremony
There are 458 Irish personnel attached to Unifil.
Standing up to extremists and freeing hostages: Varadkar praises Defence Forces as new cadets are sworn in
Seventeen of the new members are women – the largest number ever commissioned from one class.
Varadkar to travel to Mali today to meet with Irish Defence Forces serving abroad
Varadkar will be accompanied by Minister of State with responsibility for Defence Paul Kehoe.
Civil Defence volunteers receive drone licenses, will help find missing people
There are 20 drones available throughout the country.
More Irish troops to be sent on peacekeeping missions under proposed new plans
An initiative, which is to be spearheaded by Ireland, proposes the introduction of “rotation cycles”.
Return of 119 troops from Syria delayed for two weeks over error in clearance to travel through Lebanon
The issue emerged on Monday morning as the troops were preparing to return from UN peacekeeping.
Union membership for soldiers should be considered, finds review
PDFORRA, which represents soldiers, sailors and aircrew has been campaigning for trade union rights.
Gardaí probe Wexford fire after reports that barbecue caused huge beach blaze
People were forced to leave the popular tourist area yesterday.
It's cost €60k this year to have the army help out when US military planes land at Shannon Airport
Since 2003, the gardaí have been allowed request support from the Defence Forces at the airport.
Defence Forces looking to recruit 480 people to help 'defend against modern threats'
The government wants to maintain a strength level of 9,500 personnel across the Army, Naval Service and Air Corps.
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.
Why aren't unused army barracks used to provide shelter for the homeless?
The Minister for Defence told the Dáil that many vacant units are in a “very poor state of repair”.
'It’s tough to be away from home': Varadkar visiting Irish troops in Lebanon
Hundreds of Irish people will be deployed overseas this Christmas.
'A tsunami from the skies': Taoiseach to travel to Donegal as emergency meeting takes place over floods
Met Éireann has issued a status yellow rainfall warning for five counties.
'Medals don't feed families': Report says poor pay and conditions causing exodus in Defence Forces
The results “suggest a disconnect from the organisation itself” the researchers said.
'We have no future' - wives of defence forces march today over their spouses' working conditions
Wives and Partners of the Defence Forces (WPDF) is set to march on the Department of Defence in Newbridge, Co Kildare, this afternoon.
59 members of the Defence Forces tested positive for illegal drugs in the past five years
23 of the drug takers had to buy their way out of their military contracts.
Alleged Air Corps chemical exposure victims call for investigator to be replaced
Christopher O’Toole was a senior advisor to the Attorney General – a body named as the defendant in court documents.
Meet the Defence Forces' first female colonel
Maureen O’Brien joined the Defence Forces in 1981 and previously served in the Lebanon, Western Sahara and East Timor
PICS: Enda dons a blue helmet, meets Irish troops and saves Christmas
You’d never know there’s an election around the corner…
Enda is off to visit our troops in the Golan Heights
The Taoiseach will be visiting the Irish men and women serving in the Golan Heights this Sunday.
Watch TDs have a huge row about having nothing to talk about
The Dáil is wrapping up early today and the opposition aren’t happy.
Fine Gael is kicking Sean Conlan out of his office
Storage crates have been placed outside the Cavan-Monaghan deputy’s office.