Organisation: Defence Force
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
The State is in the final stages of purchasing Aerfort Na Minna in Connemara in order to secure long-term connectivity to the Aran Islands.
Tue, 26 Nov, 2019
Members of the elite Army Ranger Wing (ARW) have joined other special forces in the formation of what is designed to be a rapid reaction force which the EU could send to bring peace to a troubled spot.
Thu, 10 Oct, 2019
The elite Army Ranger wing are not allowed to use flashing blue lights or sirens, even though they would likely be the first unit dispatched to deal with a serious threat to State security.
Wed, 02 Oct, 2019
Government ministers take issue with Higgins over ‘political matters’
Fri, 13 Sep, 2019
The Defence Forces are set to pay around €130,000 to a private company to carry out random drug testing on its personnel in the next four years.
Sat, 24 Aug, 2019
There seems no end to the trouble being caused to Fine Gael by what we might term, for the purposes of this column, the “little people”.
Fri, 23 Aug, 2019
explains that, beyond pay, the quality of life for members of the Defence Forces is sadly austere and needs to be addressed IN recent weeks, there has been much commentary about life in the Defence Forces but very little mention of the ‘quality of life’ enjoyed. In the military, one of the responsibilities of a commanding officer is to
Wed, 21 Aug, 2019
In recent times, our Defence Forces have been treated with serious neglect bordering on irresponsibility by Irish governments.
Sat, 20 Jul, 2019
A pay review is to be undertaken in the next three months aimed at addressing the exodus of highly trained engineers and technicians in the Defence Forces, especially in the Naval Service.
Fri, 05 Jul, 2019
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said he and his government must heed the "stinging criticisms" made by Commandant Barry about the state of the Defence Forces.
Tue, 28 May, 2019
From May 23-26, Irish voters will be thinking about the environment, immigration, spending imbalances, and an EU army, says Political Correspondent.
Fri, 10 May, 2019
There appear to be few doubts about the involvement of Islamic State (IS) in the Easter attacks on churches and hotels in Sri Lanka.
Tue, 07 May, 2019
Further ambulance strikes are likely if the HSE continues to refuse to recognise the right of more than 500 personnel to be represented by the union of their choice, the Psychiatric Nurses Association has warned.
Thu, 28 Feb, 2019
Defence Forces veterans are set to hold a national march in Cork on May Day to highlight poor pay and conditions endured by serving members of the military.
Wed, 13 Feb, 2019
The Government has decided to change a law governing working time which excludes members of the Defence Forces and the Garda Siochána from its provisions, the High Court heard.
Thu, 14 Jun, 2018
The head of a military representative association has described as “disgraceful” the failure to pay many young recruits to the Defence Forces for several weeks their pay and allowances.
Thu, 23 Nov, 2017
Putting troops through battleground training exercises involving live bullets and grenades has been severely curtailed due to the lack of suitably-qualified officers.
Thu, 02 Nov, 2017
Incentives for ex-pilots to return to the Air Corps, promoting enlisted men to officers, and attracting more women may stem the exodus of highly-skilled personnel from the military.
Mon, 23 Oct, 2017
Irish soldiers have tested a new generation of air defence weaponry in Sweden to ensure the Defence Forces has a “state of the art” system for the next 20 years.
Sat, 07 Oct, 2017
ONE of the many gifts sport offers is an economy of language; a battery of pithy philosophies that express truths that would, in a sane world, be more widely embraced.
Wed, 30 Aug, 2017
High turnover, low morale, and low pay are among the complaints of members of the Defence Forces who are to have their case put to the defence minister this week.
Wed, 12 Jul, 2017
An aviation expert, hired to address Department of Defence (DoD) concerns about the impact on aviation safety of a proposed incinerator in Co Cork, claims the objections are “not consistent” with the department’s policy of “minimal development of the aviation infrastructure, including safety” at a nearby naval base.
Sat, 03 Jun, 2017
Fri, 27 Jan, 2017
Three test cases are being brought before the High Court in an attempt to force the Government to ensure that people serving in the Defence Forces can carry over all their annual leave entitlements from one year to the next.
Fri, 24 Jun, 2016
An ex-soldier, whose lawyers contended that indecent proposals or behaviour did not constitute a sexual assault, has had an appeal against his court martial dismissed by the Court of Appeal.
Sat, 18 Jun, 2016
An Irish Defence Forces officer has been the centre of attention today – after being caught on the phone live on RTE.
Sun, 27 Mar, 2016
Fri, 20 Nov, 2015
Thu, 19 Nov, 2015
Navy veterans will be among a group planning to picket the office of Defence Minister Simon Coveney after he refused to award distinguished service Medals to two men who helped save a ship after it was rocked by a mine explosion.
Wed, 30 Sep, 2015
Almost a year after the Defence Forces indicated its determination to increase the number of women in its ranks, the percentage of female participants has actually fallen.
Wed, 05 Aug, 2015
The Dáil has been urged to support calls for gardaí to be allowed to strike for better pay, after claims some officers are living in “poverty” and need social welfare supports just to survive.
Sat, 25 Apr, 2015
Minister for Defence Simon Coveney says he believes health and safety issues with a number of costly Defence Force ambulances can be overcome quickly and cost-effectively.
Fri, 03 Apr, 2015
The organisation which represents rank-and-file members of the army, navy, and air corps has lodged a case for official union recognition in Europe and expects to have a positive decision on it within a year.
Wed, 28 Jan, 2015
New members of the Defence Forces are suffering "withdrawal symptoms" for their mobile phones, miss being home and struggle with military punctuality.
Thu, 04 Sep, 2014
The Irish Defence Forces may not have any Tomahawks — but they do have their rocket salad and avocado.
Sat, 21 Jun, 2014
The Government has spent over €600,000 securing and running empty army barracks which were closed to help make savings in the Defence Forces.
Mon, 12 May, 2014
Up to 900 new members are to be recruited to the Irish Defence Forces before the end of the year, in order to maintain numbers at 9,500.
Sat, 08 Mar, 2014
A new recruitment campaign has been launched for the permanent and reserve Irish Defence Forces.
Fri, 07 Mar, 2014
Justice Minister Alan Shatter has received the Garda Inspectorate report into the operation of the penalty points system.
Mon, 03 Mar, 2014
Defence Force members were called to Shannon Airport to assist gardaí in security duties, including dealing with protests against US military aircraft, 324 times last year.
Fri, 07 Feb, 2014
A memorial should be erected to the Second World War dead from Ireland’s oldest university, campaigners said.
Mon, 28 Oct, 2013
The Government has been asked to consider extending the contracts of members of the Defence Forces who are due to be discharged shortly after 21 years service.
Fri, 04 Oct, 2013
One-in-five members of the Defence Forces depend on state benefits to feed their families due to deep pay cuts in recent years.
Thu, 03 Oct, 2013