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# soldiers - Tuesday 16 June, 2020

India-China tensions: 20 troops killed in deadliest border clash between nuclear nations in 45 years

Brawls erupt regularly between the Asian giants across their disputed 3,500-kilometre frontier, but no-one has been killed since 1975.

# soldiers - Tuesday 24 March, 2020

Elderly patients in Spain found abandoned, sometimes dead, in nursing homes

The army has been charged with helping to disinfect retirement homes in Spain.

# soldiers - Thursday 12 March, 2020

Taoiseach says Defence Forces members 'stand ready' to support civil authorities if necessary

Members have been told to be prepared to provide assistance to civil authorities.

# soldiers - Wednesday 11 March, 2020

US and UK soldiers among three dead in Iraq rocket attack, US officials report

This evening, a volley of rockets hit the Taji air base north of Baghdad, which hosts troops from the US-led coalition helping local forces.

# soldiers - Friday 10 May, 2019

Two French soldiers killed in operation to free four hostages in Burkina Faso

One American, one Korean and two French hostages were freed in the operation.

# soldiers - Thursday 14 March, 2019

One former British soldier to be charged with two killings on Bloody Sunday in 1972

The Northern Ireland Public Prosecution Service announced its decision this morning.

# soldiers - Tuesday 26 February, 2019

Irish Defence Forces mission in Mali extended by 12 months

Serious consideration is being given to sending a small contingent of the Irish Army Ranger Wing to Mali.

# soldiers - Sunday 6 January, 2019

2 British soldiers wounded in Islamic State missile attack

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the pair were part of the international anti-jihadist coalition, led by the United States.

# soldiers - Tuesday 2 October, 2018

Union membership for soldiers should be considered, finds review

PDFORRA, which represents soldiers, sailors and aircrew has been campaigning for trade union rights.

# soldiers - Wednesday 19 September, 2018

'Compliments and commendations don't put meals on tables': Defence Forces families march on Leinster House

The government insists work is under way to address pay and conditions of Defence Forces personnel.

'Give our defence forces a living wage': Why I'm marching on the Dáil today

Dr Tom Clonan outlines his reasons for protesting at Leinster House today.

# soldiers - Saturday 2 June, 2018

Myanmar is 'failing to end recruitment of child soldiers'

The military and a number of rebel groups have drafted underage soldiers for years.

# soldiers - Saturday 31 March, 2018

Coveney calls for Israeli restraint after 16 Palestinians killed in clashes

Thousands of Gazans marched near the Israel border yesterday where Palestinian officials state Israeli soldiers opened fire.

# soldiers - Sunday 31 December, 2017

Mass graves in Rwanda and trying to break the Jadotville seige: Listen to these pieces of Defence Forces history

The Military Archives’ Oral History Project was launched earlier this year.

# soldiers - Saturday 23 December, 2017

'I'll be home soon': Christmas messages from Irish soldiers serving abroad Missing You This post contains images

'I'll be home soon': Christmas messages from Irish soldiers serving abroad

There are 600 military personnel serving in 13 different countries around the world.

# soldiers - Sunday 17 December, 2017

'The pain was excruciating': Rohingya women recount rape by Myanmar armed forces

Doctors and aid workers say that they are stunned at the sheer volume of rapes, and suspect only a fraction of women have come forward.

# soldiers - Sunday 22 October, 2017

Why aren't people taking up jobs as nurses, doctors and soldiers? The government plans to find out

The Public Pay Commission is to examine what are the main reasons for the recruitment and retention of staff in some sectors.

# soldiers - Friday 25 August, 2017

Man who attacked soldiers with knife in Brussels shot dead

Local media report that the man attacked two soldiers with a knife on the boulevard Emile Jacqmain.

# soldiers - Wednesday 26 July, 2017

'An appalling attack': Trump criticised for saying transgender people can't serve in US military

It is estimated that as many as 15,000 transgender people work in the US military.

# soldiers - Monday 10 July, 2017

'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.

# soldiers - Wednesday 7 June, 2017

Children among 120 passengers on board missing Myanmar military plane

Debris has been found in the search for the plane, which was carrying soldiers and their relatives.

# soldiers - Sunday 16 April, 2017

In war-torn Mosul, the hot springs and spa are a place to relax for soldier and refugee alike

Hammam al-Alil’s sulphur springs and reopened spa have become a spot where the soldiers fighting in Mosul and the civilians fleeing it meet for a rare moment of relaxation.

# soldiers - Saturday 11 March, 2017

Videogame nets Defence Forces 3,600 applicants from wannabe recruits

The Defence Forces took a different approach to its latest recruitment campaign.

# soldiers - Tuesday 15 November, 2016

'Some navy officers rescuing migrants from the Med are on the minimum wage'

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said he has “no intention” of allowing the Defence Forces access to the Workplace Relations Commission or the Labour Court.

# soldiers - Friday 21 October, 2016

A mock firefight and IED blast: Irish soldiers prepare for Lebanon

The troops will be working as part of the United Nations alongside Finnish and Estonian troops.

# soldiers - Friday 30 September, 2016

Less than half of Defence Forces satisfied with military life

A recent report found that 48% of personnel were satisfied with military life, compared to 64% in 2008.

# soldiers - Tuesday 13 September, 2016

Group of soldiers pick up €450k Lotto prize

“There are a few lads getting married soon and a couple are buying houses so it couldn’t have come at a better time for them.”

# soldiers - Thursday 30 June, 2016

President Higgins to join William and Kate at Battle of the Somme memorial

The battle began on 1 July 1916.

# soldiers - Wednesday 13 January, 2016

Crisis averted as Iran releases 10 US sailors found in territorial waters

The incident began after two Navy patrol boats drifted into Iranian territory late yesterday.

# soldiers - Saturday 2 January, 2016

British troops could face charges over Iraq War abuses

An inquiry has heard evidence of at least 1,514 possible victims, 280 of whom are alleged to have been unlawfully killed.

# soldiers - Monday 28 December, 2015

Hundreds of troops deployed as UK hit by 'unprecedented' flooding

Another thousand are on standby as further bad weather is expected.

# soldiers - Monday 21 December, 2015

'Sorry I can't be with you': Christmas messages from Irish soldiers serving abroad Missing You This post contains images

'Sorry I can't be with you': Christmas messages from Irish soldiers serving abroad

There are 424 Irish military personnel serving in 15 countries around the world.

Irishman and his dog trek across Balkans to raise funds for sick children

Mark Keating and Pajo spent three months walking through six countries together.

# soldiers - Wednesday 11 November, 2015

The story of my great grandfather who died in WWI: Patrick Carroll, Gunner 100938

Patrick, from Dún Laoghaire, was one of the 49,000 Irish men that was killed in World War I.

# soldiers - Saturday 5 September, 2015

A broken leg and 24 concussions. Pillow fights among US recruits are hardcore Sleepover This post contains videos

A broken leg and 24 concussions. Pillow fights among US recruits are hardcore

Some serious stuff went down at this year’s West Point pillow fight.

# soldiers - Wednesday 15 July, 2015

'"They are soldiers...": Defence Forces WILL have guns during the Easter 2016 parade

Minister for Defence Simon Coveney said the Defence Forces will be central to practically all of the events that will happen next year.

# soldiers - Sunday 21 June, 2015

'Dad, I hope to be half the man you are' - Touching messages from Irish soldiers overseas

They’re missing their dads today – and their own children.

# soldiers - Friday 15 May, 2015

Wreck of missing US helicopter found in Nepal

It is unknown if there are any survivors.

# soldiers - Sunday 22 March, 2015

'Islamic State' calls for attacks on US soldiers as names and addresses published

However, security sources believe the information was already in the public domain.

# soldiers - Friday 20 March, 2015

Teenager who planned to behead soldiers jailed for 22 years

Brusthom Ziamani was found with a 12-inch knife and hammer.

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