Person: Minister for Defence
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A former senior army officer has claimed that civilian officials in the Department of Defence are interfering with operational issues, which should only be a matter for the Defence Forces.
Wed, 21 Aug, 2019
Women may only account for just 6.5% of the Naval Service but for the first time in its history, three of its ships - a third of the fleet - are being captained by female Lieutenant Commanders.
Fri, 16 Aug, 2019
The State must disclose a range of documents to a former aircraft mechanic in the Air Corps who is suing it over his alleged exposure on dates during the 1990s to dangerous chemicals, the Supreme Court has ruled.
Mon, 15 Jul, 2019
Three years ago the men of Jadotville, Congo had their 15 minutes of fame. Jamie Dornan sprinkled stardust on these
Sat, 22 Jun, 2019
A man has brought a High Court challenge over the decision to change the terms of a competition for places on a paramedic course in the Department of Defence.
Wed, 19 Jun, 2019
The Taoiseach has refused to fast-track any pay restoration for the Defence Forces to address a recruitment and retention crisis.
Wed, 12 Jun, 2019
Up to 50 sailors are sleeping onboard ships during their time off, because they can't afford soaring rents and there is not enough proper accommodation at the naval base in Cork.
Tue, 28 May, 2019
The Minister for Defence promises that pay and retention issues in the defence forces will be addressed in the coming weeks.
Tue, 30 Apr, 2019
The fire will continue to be monitored overnight with a number of 'hot-spots' still under observation.
Mon, 22 Apr, 2019
130 Irish troops will arrive back in Ireland today, following a six-month deployment in the Middle East.
Sun, 07 Apr, 2019
Having sold 33.8 acres of Limerick residential development land at Castletroy for up to €8.5 million, or €375,000 an acre, agents Savills now have a similar sized 21-acre lot on the other side of the city, price-guided at €200,000 per acre at Mungret.
Wed, 03 Apr, 2019
The Minister for Defence is not entitled to demand army recruits commit to serve 12 years in the forces on enlistment, the High Court has ruled.
Wed, 20 Mar, 2019
A former soldier has settled his damages action against the State over health problems he claimed he suffered as a result of being prescribed the anti-malaria drug Larium.
Tue, 19 Mar, 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 escalating manpower crisis in the naval service has led to reservists being called up to ensure ship crew numbers do not fall below required safety limits.
Mon, 09 Jul, 2018
The Department of Defence paid more than €3.7m to deal with litigation last year and has spent more than €11m in the last three years dealing with legal cases.
Tue, 12 Jun, 2018
Seriously ill former members of the Air Corps are facing potentially “catastrophic” consequences for their health as a result of the State’s efforts to fight them ‘tooth and nail’ over the release of information that could aid their treatment, the Dáil heard yesterday.
Fri, 11 May, 2018
A Cork soldier who was given the anti-malarial drug, Lariam, for an overseas tour of duty in Chad, has sued the State in the High Court.
Sat, 04 Nov, 2017
The Dáil has approved Ireland's participation in a European programme to disrupt human trafficking in the Mediterranean.
Thu, 13 Jul, 2017
Two members of the Defence Forces caught up in a suspected jihadist terror attack in West Africa have been reported safe and unharmed.
Tue, 20 Jun, 2017
Nations cups dominated last week’s show jumping headlines, but the international limelight over the next few days switches to the relatively new, mixed-nationality format that is the Global Champions League (GCL), writes.
Thu, 18 May, 2017
: The auctioneer who oversaw the sale of the LÉ Aisling seven weeks ago has claimed he was instructed by the Department of Defence to take the deal.
Tue, 16 May, 2017
He also said his department is working to deal with a recruitment crisis in the Air Corps.
Sat, 18 Mar, 2017
The military has been accused of a “cover-up” in relation to how it dealt with reports of exposure to dangerous substances within the Air Corps.
Thu, 16 Feb, 2017
The organisation representing members of the Defence Forces is still waiting for a reply after raising concerns about the exposure of members of the Air Corps to cancer- causing toxins.
Fri, 03 Feb, 2017
The State is facing further claims that Air Corps staff may have suffered illnesses as a result of exposure to harmful chemicals at Casement Aerodrome.
Fri, 27 Jan, 2017
For generations, disability in Ireland has been seen as the remit of charity, but people with disabilities have begun to rebel against this idea, writes.
Tue, 22 Nov, 2016
Fri, 02 Sep, 2016
British Tornado fighter jets will shoot down aircraft in Irish airspace if they are hijacked by terrorists for a 9/11-style attack, according to
Mon, 08 Aug, 2016
British Tornado fighter jets will shoot down aircraft in Irish airspace if they are hijacked by terrorists for a 9/11-style attack.
Mon, 08 Aug, 2016
The organisation which represents the majority of the Naval Service says there can be no delay in cleaning up a toxic waste dump close to its headquarters in Cork harbour and claimed the Government has “a legal and moral obligation to safeguard those employed in the area”.
Thu, 16 Jun, 2016
Organisations representing officers and enlisted men in the Naval Service have criticised the lengthy delay in awarding what they term as a rightful allowance to crews working on the humanitarian rescue mission in the Mediterranean Sea.
Fri, 27 May, 2016
Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney and Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin teamed up yesterday against the proposed location of an incinerator in Cork Harbour, claiming such a plan would cause irreparable damage to the area.
Tue, 26 Apr, 2016
The State’s 100th anniversary commemoration of the 1916 Rising takes place at the graveside of the 14 executed insurrection leaders at Arbour Hill, Dublin, tomorrow.
Sat, 23 Apr, 2016
Sailors in the Irish naval service working on humanitarian operations in the Mediterranean got as little as €4.15 per hour after-tax for their rescue efforts.
Thu, 21 Apr, 2016
It cost the State more than €27,000 per week last year to provide security to US military aircraft and personnel passing through Shannon airport.
Mon, 18 Apr, 2016
The Defence Forces are planning to recruit 1,450 personnel in the next two years, and keen to sign-up more women and people from ethnic minorities.
Thu, 14 Apr, 2016
The planned deployment of around 140 crack troops on a major EU exercise has been called off as the Government failed to sign a special agreement to indemnify soldiers on duty abroad.
Wed, 30 Mar, 2016
The Naval Service has confirmed it will send the LÉ Róisín to the Mediterranean Sea at the end of this month to resume humanitarian missions.
Thu, 10 Mar, 2016
The National Emergency Co-ordination group says the country remains at risk for severe flooding.
Sun, 03 Jan, 2016
The number of Muslims deemed to be a security risk and refused entry through Cork Airport has almost doubled in the past two months.
Tue, 08 Dec, 2015
Wed, 02 Dec, 2015
Thu, 19 Nov, 2015