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#Soldiers

# soldiers - Tuesday 16 June, 2020

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

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

Updated Jun 16th 2020, 10:43 PM 39,295 Views 49 Comments

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
# Spain
# Spain

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

Mar 24th 2020, 8:58 AM 77,111 Views 55 Comments

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
# Standby
# Standby

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

Updated Mar 12th 2020, 7:41 PM 113,316 Views 84 Comments

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
# Iraq Military Base
# Iraq Military Base

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

Mar 11th 2020, 10:25 PM 15,594 Views 4 Comments

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
# West Africa
# West Africa

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

May 10th 2019, 12:05 PM 13,735 Views 6 Comments

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
# Bloody Sunday
# Bloody Sunday

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

Updated Mar 14th 2019, 2:59 PM 50,256 Views 0 Comments

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
# Defence Forces
# Defence Forces

Irish Defence Forces mission in Mali extended by 12 months

Feb 26th 2019, 8:00 PM 23,157 Views 25 Comments

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
# Syria
# Syria

2 British soldiers wounded in Islamic State missile attack

Jan 6th 2019, 11:59 AM 9,483 Views 29 Comments

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
# Workers Rights
# Workers Rights

Union membership for soldiers should be considered, finds review

Oct 2nd 2018, 7:00 AM 9,145 Views 39 Comments

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
# Living Wage
# Living Wage

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

Sep 19th 2018, 3:31 PM 12,573 Views 42 Comments

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
# Column
# Column

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

Sep 19th 2018, 7:00 AM 28,988 Views 71 Comments

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'
# United Nations
# United Nations

Myanmar is 'failing to end recruitment of child soldiers'

Jun 2nd 2018, 12:00 PM 7,734 Views 5 Comments

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
# Gaza Protests
# Gaza Protests

Coveney calls for Israeli restraint after 16 Palestinians killed in clashes

Mar 31st 2018, 5:59 PM 15,646 Views 172 Comments

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
# Military Archives
# Military Archives

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

Dec 31st 2017, 11:10 PM 12,092 Views 6 Comments

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
# Missing You

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

Dec 23rd 2017, 6:20 AM 7,909 Views 6 Comments

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
# Terror
# Terror

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

Dec 17th 2017, 8:00 AM 31,819 Views 28 Comments

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
# Public Pay Commission
# Public Pay Commission

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

Oct 22nd 2017, 9:30 AM 21,660 Views 131 Comments

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
# Belgium
# Belgium

Man who attacked soldiers with knife in Brussels shot dead

Aug 25th 2017, 10:04 PM 34,425 Views 137 Comments

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
# Major Announcement
# Major Announcement

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

Jul 26th 2017, 4:10 PM 48,905 Views 314 Comments

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
# Hotel Rwanda Style
# Hotel Rwanda Style

'Medals don't feed families': Report says poor pay and conditions causing exodus in Defence Forces

Jul 10th 2017, 9:15 PM 16,047 Views 58 Comments

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 Found
# Debris Found

Children among 120 passengers on board missing Myanmar military plane

Jun 7th 2017, 2:26 PM 25,126 Views 23 Comments

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
# Hope Springs
# Hope Springs

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

Apr 16th 2017, 3:00 PM 9,476 Views 6 Comments

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
# Join Up
# Join Up

Videogame nets Defence Forces 3,600 applicants from wannabe recruits

Mar 11th 2017, 8:50 AM 17,522 Views 36 Comments

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'
# Public Pay
# Public Pay

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

Nov 15th 2016, 9:26 PM 19,500 Views 87 Comments

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
# Defence Forces
# Defence Forces

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

Oct 21st 2016, 6:00 PM 10,888 Views 57 Comments

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
# Work Life Balance
# Work Life Balance

Less than half of Defence Forces satisfied with military life

Sep 30th 2016, 5:48 PM 15,702 Views 93 Comments

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
# Army Syndicate
# Army Syndicate

Group of soldiers pick up €450k Lotto prize

Sep 13th 2016, 2:48 PM 18,815 Views 6 Comments

“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
# France
# France

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

Jun 30th 2016, 10:49 AM 10,156 Views 70 Comments

The battle began on 1 July 1916.

# soldiers - Wednesday 13 January, 2016

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

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

Jan 13th 2016, 11:52 AM 16,246 Views 34 Comments

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
# Abuse
# Abuse

British troops could face charges over Iraq War abuses

Jan 2nd 2016, 1:08 PM 11,192 Views 79 Comments

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
# Rising Waters
# Rising Waters

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

Dec 28th 2015, 8:25 AM 18,925 Views 29 Comments

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
# Missing You

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

Dec 21st 2015, 4:18 PM 13,409 Views 26 Comments

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
# Fundraising
# Fundraising

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

Dec 21st 2015, 3:14 PM 7,197 Views 7 Comments

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
# Ww1
# Ww1

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

Nov 11th 2015, 9:55 AM 20,946 Views 91 Comments

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
# Sleepover

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

Sep 5th 2015, 10:51 AM 23,193 Views 30 Comments

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
# The Rising
# The Rising

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

Jul 15th 2015, 4:00 PM 18,754 Views 55 Comments

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
# Pass The Tissues
# Pass The Tissues

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

Jun 21st 2015, 1:44 PM 16,158 Views 2 Comments

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

# soldiers - Friday 15 May, 2015

Wreck of missing US helicopter found in Nepal
# Earthquake
# Earthquake

Wreck of missing US helicopter found in Nepal

May 15th 2015, 7:58 AM 9,235 Views 3 Comments

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
# Leak
# Leak

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

Mar 22nd 2015, 10:41 AM 18,481 Views 56 Comments

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
# London
# London

Teenager who planned to behead soldiers jailed for 22 years

Mar 20th 2015, 12:16 PM 12,588 Views 47 Comments

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

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