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Defence & Security

Tánaiste Welcomes Government Approval for Drafting of New Bill to Drive Cultural Transformation in the Defence Forces

The Tánaiste and Minister for Defence, Micheál Martin TD, welcomed the Government’s approval for the drafting of the Defence (Amendment) Bill 2023 to drive cultural transformation in the Defence Forces….

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Defence & Security

Publication of Implementation Plan for Report of the Commission on the Defence Forces

The Detailed Implementation Plan for the Report of the Commission on the Defence Forces has been published. This is another step in the transformation of the Defence Forces and builds…

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Defence & Security

Tánaiste Launches ‘A Very Hard Struggle – Lives in the Military Service Pensions Collection’

Tánaiste and Minister for Defence, Micheál Martin TD, launched new book ‘A Very Hard Struggle – Lives in the Military Service Pensions Collection’ at the home of the Military Archives…

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Defence & Security

Increase in Patrol Duty Allowance for the Naval Service

Tánaiste and Minister for Defence, Mícheál Martin TD announced that the Patrol Duty Allowance paid to Naval Service personnel will be doubled after ten days at sea. This measure will take…

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Covid 19/Events

Tánaiste Welcomes European Defence Agency Chief Executive to Dublin

Tánaiste and Minister of Defence, Micheál Martin, welcomed European Defence Agency Chief Executive, Jiří Šedivý, to Dublin for discussions on Ireland’s ongoing involvement with the EDA to enhance and develop…

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Covid 19/Research

Minister for Defence Welcomes Publication of the Strategic Framework

The Tánaiste and Minister for Defence Micheál Martin welcomed the publication of the Strategic Framework 2023 – Transformation of the Defence Forces. The aim of the Strategic Framework is to support…

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Covid 19/Events

Ministerial Review of 68th Infantry Group UNDOF Prior to Syrian Deployment

The Tánaiste and Minister for Defence, Micheál Martin TD, accompanied by the Chief of Staff of the Irish Defence Forces, Lieutenant General Seán Clancy, reviewed the men and women of…

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Defence & Security

Publication of Department of Defence and Defence Forces Annual Report 2022

The Tánaiste and Minister for Defence, Micheál Martin TD, has welcomed the publication of the Department of Defence and Defence Forces Annual Report for 2022. The Annual report reviews the…

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Covid 19/Business

Minister For Defence Reviews Progress On Defence Forces Infrastructure Plan

The Tánaiste and Minister for Defence, Micheál Martin visited the Curragh, Co Kildare, to review the impact of the record allocation of €55m towards improving Defence Forces buildings under the Defence Forces Infrastructure Plan….

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Covid 19/Events

Tánaiste Micheál Martin Attends Naval Service Commissioning Ceremony

Tánaiste and Minister for Defence Micheál Martin attended this year’s Naval Service Commissioning Ceremony at the Naval Base in Haulbowline, County Cork where 5 Cadets of the 61st Cadet Class…

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Covid 19/Events

New Defence Forces Head Of Transformation Appointed

Brian Molloy has been appointed as the new Defence Forces Head of Transformation, coming from the Social Welfare Appeals Office where he worked as the Chief Appeals Officer and Director. Molloy…

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Covid 19/Technology

Arrival of First of Two Airbus C295 Maritime Patrol Aircraft for Defence Forces

Tánaiste and Minister for Defence Micheál Martin visited Casement Aerodrome to welcome the arrival of the first of two Airbus C295 Maritime Patrol Aircraft. The Tánaiste was accompanied by the…

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Covid 19/Events

Innovation of Defence Forces and Department of Defence Participants Showcased at DefenceSparx Event

An event showcased the work completed by the Defence Organisation during DefenceSparx, an Innovation Mindset and Skills Development Programme for Defence. DefenceSparx is an initiative of the joint civilian/military Research,…

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Covid 19/Events

Tánaiste Micheál Martin Addresses Annual Delegate Conference of PDFORRA

The Tánaiste and Minister for Defence, Micheál Martin, attended the Annual Delegate Conference (ADC) of the Permanent Defence Force Other Ranks Representative Association, (PDFORRA), in Knightsbrook Hotel, Trim, Co. Meath….

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Covid 19/Events

Annual State Ceremony at Arbour Hill to Commemorate the Easter Rising

The Tánaiste and Minister for Defence Micheál Martin hosted the annual State Ceremony at Arbour Hill to commemorate the Easter Rising, and the executed leaders of 1916 who are buried in…

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Covid 19/Events

Irish Defence Forces Snipers at the US Army International Sniper Competition 2023

As the top placing teams in the Defence Forces 2022 International Sniper Competition, 27th Infantry Battalion and the Army Ranger Wing (ARW) secured the Irish Defence Forces Sniper’s most highly…

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Covid 19/Advice

Update On High Level Action Plan for the Report of the Commission on the Defence Forces

The Tánaiste and Minister for Defence Micheál Martin has published a comprehensive update on the status of each of the 38 early actions set out in the High Level Action…

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Covid 19/Events

Ceremonial Handover of Inshore Patrol Vessels from New Zealand Government to Irish Government

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue, represented the Irish Government at a Ceremonial Handover Event for two Inshore Patrol Vessels at the Navy Base in Devonport, Auckland,…

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Covid 19/Technology

Million-Euro Idea In SFI-Defence Organisation Innovation Challenge Revealed

Tánaiste and Minister for Defence Micheál Martin and Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris, announced the winners of the first SFI-Defence Organisation Innovation Challenge. Over a period of…

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Covid 19/Education

206 Defence Forces Personnel Receive Awards From SETU Carlow

The South East Technological University (SETU) Carlow held a Conferring Ceremony  to confer 206 awards to Defence Forces personnel. The collaborative partnership between the Defence Forces and SETU Carlow commenced…

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