Sean O'Riordan: All our military personnel want is to be treated fairly
Examiner.ie - Defence Forces members frustrated over lack of progress on ICTU membership - 16 Mar 22
WED, 16 MAR, 2022 - 13:48
Sun.ie - ARMY PAY ROW PDFORRA demand Government give ICTU affiliation green light before new public pay talks 21 Feb 22
SOLDIERS are demanding to be allowed to join the Irish Congress of Trade Unions before new public pay talks get underway in the coming months.
Figures show the current female membership is 7.1pc, with numbers joining each year declining slightly
PDForra general secretary Gerard Guinan said that members of the ARW are willing to go into any hotspot and do their duty but they are treated abysmally when it comes to their allowances.
WED, 09 FEB, 2022 - 18:14
Minister for Foreign Affairs and Defence Simon Coveney has said that he accepted “virtually everything” in the report into the Defence Forces.
Journal.ie - Report detailing military weaknesses sends clear and 'blunt' message to govt - Coveney - 09 Feb 22
THE MINISTER FOR Defence will need to make a “persuasive political argument” to secure additional funding for the Defence Forces.
Recommended Defence Forces upgrades will be huge ask, says Coveney
The Representative Association of Commissioned Officers (RACO) has cautiously welcomed the publication of the report of the Commission on the Defence Forces describing it as "a turning point for overdue radical reform."
Journal.ie - Long-awaited report finds Ireland's Defence Forces in need of 'transformational change' - 09 Feb 22
A MAJOR REPORT on the future of the Defence Forces has been published this afternoon with recommendations on the military’s structures, equipment and personnel.
Examiner.ie - Defence forces is 'overcommitted overseas', causing worsening manpower issues - 21 Jan 22
According to military management, in 2020, almost 25% of the deployable army strength was deployed overseas.
The Defence Forces Ombudsman is seeking new powers to address complaints of sexual harassment in the military such as those raised by the Women of Honour group.
FRI, 14 JAN, 2022 - 15:37
Examiner.ie - Defence Forces chefs struggling to give troops three meals a day for €4.20 - 12 Jan 21
WED, 12 JAN, 2022 - 06:30
Examiner.ie - Air Corps spending thousands on external contractors due to manpower shortages - 03 Jan 22
MON, 03 JAN, 2022 - 03:00
Sun.ie - HQ WRECK Army’s Curragh Camp becomes eyesore with 43 DERELICT buildings as Brendan Howlin demands urgent Government action - 29 Dec 21
THE HQ of the Irish Defence Forces, the Curragh Camp, has become an eyesore and has 43 DERELICT buildings.
Examiner.ie - Contract extensions to allow 500 members to remain in short-staffed Defence Forces - 19 Dec 21
SEAN O’RIORDAN, DEFENCE CORRESPONDENT
Gov.ie - Minister for Defence Simon Coveney, TD this morning announced positive changes to the terms and conditions for soldiers with post 1994 contracts - 18 Dec 21
From Department of Defence
Examiner.ie - Irish troops banned from drinking alcohol in Lebanon ... even on Christmas Day - 02 Dec 21
A large contingent of Irish troops will for the first time have to endure a six-month tour of duty in Lebanon without being allowed any alcohol — even on Christmas Day.
Leinster Leader - Kildare Senator asks Taoiseach if the government is committed to the Permanent Defence Forces - 23 November 2021
A Senator from Kildare has asked An Taoiseach Michéal Martin if the Irish Government is committed to the Permanent Defence Forces (PDF).
The Sun - SECURITY SCANDAL Defence Forces only have ONE SHIP to put to sea to protect coasts from traffickers, illegal fishing, foreign military - 22 Nov 21
THE Defence Forces are only able to put ONE SHIP to sea to protect our coastline from drug traffickers, illegal fishing, and foreign military warships entering Irish waters, it has emerged.
Forum will also consider response to allegations in Women of Honour documentary