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Athy Memorial for Deceased Soldiers Unveiled

Athy Memorial for Deceased Soldiers Unveiled

This month, a memorial was unveiled in Athy to remember Private Declan Deere (21), Private Jonathan Murphy (21), Private Brendan Fitzpatrick (19) and Private Matthew John Lawlor (23) who tragically died in a road traffic accident in Lebanon, while serving as United Nations Peacekeepers on February 14th 2000. ...

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Budget 2024 – Disappointing for the Defence Forces

Budget 2024 – Disappointing for the Defence Forces

A very disappointing budget day for the Defence Forces today. Despite all the warnings regarding defence, the government has failed to deliver. All we are asking the government to do is to implement their own reports. These reports have given Defence Force members nothing but heartache and false hope. It’s the ...

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Sudan evacuation of Irish citizens

Sudan evacuation of Irish citizens

One of the biggest issues from the Kabul operation two years ago was that Ireland did not have an independent airlift means to deploy its troops overseas, that issue still hasn’t been solved yet. Secondly, we learned that we need a lot more contingency planning to be done in advance of these very predictable ...

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Progress for the Defence Forces – private healthcare for enlisted personnel, renovation of homes for military families and new military troop transport

Progress for the Defence Forces – private healthcare for enlisted personnel, renovation of homes for military families and new military troop transport

Good week for Óglaigh na hÉireann / Irish Defence Forces. Better healthcare for enlisted personnel. Renovation of homes in barracks for military families. 3rd Airbus C295 for airlift (first time in the history of the State) Proper order too. They have our front- we should have their back…

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Major boost for Irish soldiers as new big money State plan will see all rank and file troops avail of private healthcare

Major boost for Irish soldiers as new big money State plan will see all rank and file troops avail of private healthcare

This is a long overdue measure that I have been advocating for for years so I very much welcome it. Defence Force personnel regularly sustain injuries due to the nature of the physical and demanding work they do .. the least any employers can do is ensure reliable access to medical treatment for any employee injured ...