A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A member of the Irish Naval Service has launched a High Court action over being reprimanded for bringing too many duty free cigarettes on board the ship where he was serving.
Mon, 17 Jul, 2017
A High Court judge has found a female captain in the Defence Forces was excluded from a promotions process as a result of being on maternity leave in breach of equality implementation requirements of a European directive.
Tue, 26 Jul, 2016
As Minister for Defence Simon Coveney reviewed 189 troops at Sarsfield Barracks, Limerick, yesterday, prior to their departure for a six-month tour of duty of the Lebanon, it was a bittersweet occasion for the second-in-command of the 47th Infantry group, Comdt Bryan Carley, and his wife Suzie Lacey.
Wed, 06 May, 2015
Irish troops are to remain on the Golan Heights.
Tue, 23 Sep, 2014
Defence Minister Simon Coveney has said that Irish troops deployed as part of the UN mission in the disputed Golan Heights will not be replaced unless the mission is reviewed.
Mon, 01 Sep, 2014
Venezuela's military high command reaffirmed its loyalty to President Hugo Chavez in a public show of support a day after Mr Chavez's departure for Cuba to undergo surgery removing a possibly cancerous tumour.
Sun, 26 Feb, 2012
DEFENCE Minister Alan Shatter has announced a shock independent investigation into the deaths of three Irish peacekeeping troops killed in a controversial circumstances in 1989.
Sat, 09 Apr, 2011
“There will be no gimmicks“, warned Micheál Martin at the launch of Fianna Fáil’s General Election manifesto yesterday, much to the disappointment of Éamon Ó Cuív, who had planned to counter Fine Gael’s move to downgrade Irish in the Leaving Cert by reading from memory all of Máire Mhac an tSaoi’s poems.
Tue, 08 Feb, 2011
THE exit of Jim McDaid was in keeping with his career, his public persona and his political path. It left a bitter taste.
Wed, 03 Nov, 2010
Former Cabinet Minister Willie O'Dea has said he is still trying to figure out why he had to resign as Minister for Defence.
Fri, 02 Apr, 2010
Ladies of the night, keystone cops and political Pinocchios all featured in the swirl of intrigue as Willie O’Dea battled for his Cabinet life.
Thu, 18 Feb, 2010
The Government is to hold a motion of confidence in the Defence Minister today.
Wed, 17 Feb, 2010
A Cavan man who fled to England for 10 years after raping one young daughter and sexually assaulting another will be sentenced later at the Central Criminal Court.
Mon, 11 Jan, 2010
Italy will send around 1,000 extra troops to Afghanistan, the country’s Defence Minister said today.
Thu, 03 Dec, 2009
ANGRY army representatives have warned that soldiers will not be silenced on concerns over pay cuts and have told the Government to instead hit the wealthy with taxes.
Thu, 08 Oct, 2009
THE Ombudsman for the Defence Forces (ODF) has reported a significant increase in the number of cases investigated by her office during 2008, with complaints up by almost 40%.
Fri, 29 May, 2009
DEFENCE Minister Willie O’Dea has moved to reassure the Limerick regeneration agencies that necessary funding, promised this year, will be given by the Government.
Fri, 27 Mar, 2009
The Romanian defence minister said today he had fired the chief of the Air Force following the theft of weapons from an army depot.
Fri, 30 Jan, 2009
DEFENCE Minister Willie O’Dea said there would be no cutbacks this year or in 2009 in the frontline fight against serious crime.
Fri, 01 Aug, 2008
Minister for Defence Willie O’Dea today used an official visit to Bosnia-Herzegovina to tour the scenes of some of the worst atrocities of the three-year Bosnian War.
Wed, 05 Mar, 2008
Israeli leaders criticised the new Palestinian unity government today, saying the Hamas-Fatah coalition did not meet international conditions, including recognising the Jewish state’s right to exist.
Fri, 16 Mar, 2007
A rocket attack struck a British military base in southern Iraq, wounding six soldiers, a military spokeswoman said today.
Fri, 19 Jan, 2007
France is willing to send its troops to the violence-plagued southern and eastern Afghanistan, if reinforcements are requested in those regions, the French defence minister said today.
Mon, 18 Dec, 2006
Irish troops could be serving in the war-torn Lebanon region within weeks, the Defence Minister revealed today.
Wed, 13 Sep, 2006
THE image of our Defence Minister Willie O’Dea levelling his big guns against the CIA defies credulity.
Fri, 20 Jan, 2006
THE picture on your front page (Irish Examiner, November 17) showing Defence Minister Willie O’Dea pointing a gun was an absolute disgrace.
Sat, 19 Nov, 2005
DEFENCE Minister Willie O’Dea will unveil a memorial in Tipperary this weekend to Irish soldiers who died in action overseas.
Sat, 28 May, 2005
JIM McDAID has character. Perhaps not every ingredient that goes into that elusive characteristic, but he has a lot.
Tue, 03 May, 2005
Iraq’s defence minister today promised bloody revenge for the suicide car bombing at a Baghdad recruitment centre that killed at least 35 men hoping to join the army.
Fri, 18 Jun, 2004
The White House reaffirmed President George Bush’s support of his embattled Defence Secretary today as pressure mounted on him to sack Donald Rumsfeld over the military’s abuse of Iraqi prisoners.
Thu, 06 May, 2004
BEHIND the tragedy of Monday’s suicide bombings on the headquarters of the Red Cross in Baghdad, which killed 35 people and wounded 230 others, there lurks the potential for another disaster: the United States might pull out of Iraq too soon.
Wed, 29 Oct, 2003
The Kuwaiti defence minister has confirmed that two Iraqi missiles have hit North Kuwait.
Thu, 20 Mar, 2003
DEFENCE Minister Michael Smith will come under fire from young Fianna Fáil members today over the Government’s neutrality stance.
Sat, 01 Mar, 2003