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17 December 2015
Cuireann an tAire Cosanta, an tUas. Simon Coveney, T.D. fáilte Abhaile roimh an L.É. Samuel Beckett go Corcaigh Déardaoin an 17 Nollaig 2015
17 December 2015
Minister for Defence, Simon Coveney, T.D. welcomes home L.É. Samuel Beckett to Cork Thursday 17th December 2015
11 December 2015
Minister Coveney announces Third Release of material from the Military Service (1916-1923) Pensions Collection and extension of the Projec
10 December 2015
Minister for Defence Simon Coveney T.D. announces detials of €5m Scheme to provide humanitarian support to small businesses affected by flooding.
8 December 2015
Minister confirms Government allocation of €5m fund for businesses which suffered property damage in flooding
6 December 2015
Minister Coveney congratulates Irish Defence Forces on People Of The Year Award
3 December 2015
Minister for Defence, Mr. Simon Coveney, T.D., Addresses delegates at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre in Accra, Ghana
25 November 2015
Alleged perpetrator of the murder of Irish UN peacekeepers, Privates Thomas Barrett and Derek Smallhorne, and the attempted murder of Private John O’Mahony, stands trial at the Military Tribunal in Lebanon
20 November 2015
Minister Coveney attends Naval Service Reserve Commissioning Ceremony.
20 November 2015
Freastalaíonn an tAire Coveney ar Shearmanas Coimisiúnaithe Chúltaca na Seirbhíse Cabhlaigh
18 November 2015
Minister for Defence, Mr. Simon Coveney, T.D., Addresses the 2015 Biennial Delegate Conference of the Representative Association of Commissioned Officers (RACO
12 November 2015
An tAire Cosanta, an tUas. Simon Coveney, T.D. ag seoladh Comhthaispeántas UN60 de chuid Óglaigh na hÉireann agus an Gharda Síochána ag Ard-Mhúsaem na hÉireann
12 November 2015
Minister for Defence, Mr. Simon Coveney, T.D., Launches a joint Defence Forces and An Garda Síochána UN60 Exhibition at The National Museum of Ireland
12 November 2015
An Feachtas Eolais “Bí Réidh don Gheimhreadh” 2015 -2016 seolta ag an Rialtas
12 November 2015
Government launches the ‘Be Winter-Ready’ 2015-2016 Information Campaign
9 November 2015
Minister for Defence, Mr Simon Coveney T.D., commends the crew of L.É. Samuel Beckett for their Humanitarian Rescue work in the Mediterranean
6 November 2015
Patrick Anthony McCourt to continue in his role as Ombudsman for the Defence Forces for a further 2 year
2 November 2015
Léirbhreithníonn an tAire Stáit ag an Roinn Cosanta, an tUasal Paul Kehoe, T.D., Trúpaí na hÉireann atá ag dul chun na Liobáine
2 November 2015
Minister of State at the Department of Defence, Mr. Paul Kehoe, T.D., Reviews Irish Troops heading to Lebanon
13 October 2015
Minister Coveney Welcomes Budget Increase in Defence for 2016
7 October 2015
Minister for Defence, Mr. Simon Coveney, T.D., Addresses the 24th Annual Delegate Conference of the Permanent Defence Force Other Ranks Representative Association
2 October 2015
Minister for Defence, Simon Coveney, T.D. Welcomes home L.É. Niamh to Cork Friday 02 October 2015
1 October 2015
Minister of State Kehoe Meets with Irish Troops at the Start of his Visit to the Middle East
30 September 2015
Minister of State for Defence, Paul Kehoe, T.D., visiting Irish troops in Middle East
29 September 2015
Defence: Capital Spending Allocation 2016-2021
24 September 2015
Naval vessel L.É. Samuel Beckett departs Cork to assist in the Humanitarian Crisis in the Mediterranean
21 September 2015
Minister for Defence, Mr. Simon Coveney, T.D. Reviews Irish Troops heading for service with UNDOF Collins Barracks, Cork
21 September 2015
Minister Coveney attends Naval Service Commissioning Ceremony of the 53rd Naval Service Cadet Class.
17 September 2015
An tAire Cosanta ag Searmanas Aistriú Údaráis
17 September 2015
Minister for Defence Attends Transfer of Authority Ceremony
9 September 2015
APPOINTMENT OF NEW DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF (SUPPORT) OF THE DEFENCE FORCES
2 September 2015
Naval Service to continue humanitarian mission in the Mediterranean
1 September 2015
NAMING AND COMMISSIONING CEREMONY FOR NEW NAVAL SERVICE VESSEL LÉ JAMES JOYCE
26 August 2015
Launch of the new White Paper on Defence
5 August 2015
Update on Migrant Rescue Operation in the Mediterranean involving LE Niamh
5 August 2015
Migrant rescue operation involving L.É. Niamh currently underway in Mediterranean Wednesday 5th August 2015
4 August 2015
Feachtas Earcaíochta Airm Seolta ag an Aire Simon Coveney T.D.
4 August 2015
Minster Simon Coveney T.D. Launches Army Recruitment Campaign
22 July 2015
New Naval Service ship to be called LÉ William Butler Yeats
17 July 2015
Minister for Defence, Simon Coveney, T.D. Welcomes the return of the L.É. Eithne and the arrival of L.É. James Joyce to Cork
10 July 2015
Naval vessel L.É. Niamh departs Cork to assist in the Humanitarian Crisis in the Mediterranean
10 July 2015
Árthach na Seirbhíse Cabhlaigh an L.É. Niamh ag fágáil Chorcaí chun cabhrú leis an nGéarchéim Dhaonnúil sa Mheánmhuir
7 July 2015
Government Ministers meet Captain and Crew of the L.É. Eithne
30 June 2015
APPOINTMENT OF NEW CHIEF OF STAFF OF THE DEFENCE FORCES
30 June 2015
Clarification of Article Printed in Irish Times on 30th June 2015
26 June 2015
Alleged perpetrator of the murder of Irish UN peacekeepers, Privates Thomas Barrett and Derek Smallhorne, and the attempted murder of Private John O’Mahony, stands trial at the Military Tribunal in Lebanon
25 June 2015
Minister for Defence receives the report of the independent review of the investigation of the death of Private Hugh Doherty and the disappearance of Private Kevin Joyce in Lebanon in 1981
23 June 2015
Ministers Coveney and Humphreys review progress with Military Archives Building Project as a listing of 2,558 veterans of Easter Week 1916 is made available online
22 June 2015
L.É. Eithne rescues over 500 migrants in Mediterranean - Monday 22nd June 2015
16 June 2015
APPOINTMENT OF NEW DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF (OPERATIONS) OF THE DEFENCE FORCES
11 June 2015
Ministers confirm pilot ‘air ambulance’ service will continue operations
6 June 2015
Minister commends the Naval Service for their continued role in the Mediterranean
29 May 2015
Naval Service Flagship the LÉ EITHNE involved in Second Rescue of Migrants in 24 Hours
28 May 2015
Ireland’s flagship the LÉ Eithne involved in Ireland’s first migrant rescue in Mediterranean
25 May 2015
Minister for Defence, Mr. Simon Coveney, T.D., welcomes United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon to the Defence Forces Training Centre, Curragh Camp, Co Kildare.
16 May 2015
Minister for Defence welcomes departure of L.É. EITHNE to assist in the Humanitarian Crisis in the Mediterranean
15 May 2015
Minister for Defence, Mr. Simon Coveney, T.D., Hosts a Symposium on the White Paper on Defence
12 May 2015
Minister for Defence, Mr. Simon Coveney, T.D., secures Government approval for the Deployment of a Naval Vessel to Assist in the Humanitarian Crisis in the Mediterranean
5 May 2015
Minister for Defence, Mr. Simon Coveney, T.D., Reviews Irish Troops heading to the Lebanon, Sarsfield Barracks, Limerick
4 May 2015
Minister for Defence, Simon Coveney, T.D., concerned about recent incidents in the Golan Heights
27 April 2015
Minister for Defence meets the parents of the late Cadet David Jevens
24 April 2015
Minister for Defence, Mr. Simon Coveney, T.D., Deployment of a Naval Vessel to Assist in the Humanitarian Crisis in the Mediterranean
17 April 2015
Minister for Defence, Mr. Simon Coveney, T.D., congratulates Civil Defence on receiving the Rescue3 Europe Capability Development Award
2 April 2015
Minister for Defence, Mr. Simon Coveney, T.D., attends the Air Corps Commissioning Ceremony, of the 31st Air Corps Cadet Class
31 March 2015
Minister Coveney welcomes contribution of the Defence Organisation to the “Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme”
27 March 2015
RETIREMENT OF DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF OF THE DEFENCE FORCES
26 March 2015
An tAire Stáit um Chosaint Paul Kehoe, T.D., ag léirbheithniú Trúpaí na hÉireann atá ag dul ar fónamh le UNDOF, Campa Fionnabhair, Co. Dhún na nGall
26 March 2015
Minister of State for Defence, Paul Kehoe, T.D., Reviews Irish Troops heading for service with UNDOF, Finner Camp, Donegal
25 March 2015
Joint statement by Irish Minister of Defence Simon Coveney T.D. and EDA Chief Executive Jorge Domecq
20 March 2015
Minister for Defence, Simon Coveney, T.D., Visits Mali
4 March 2015
Glacann an tAire Coveney le torthaí Thuarascáil an Mholtóra i ndáil le Saighdiúir Singil a bhfuil 21 bliain comhlíonta aige
4 March 2015
Minister Coveney accepts the findings of the Adjudicator’s Reportin relation to the 21 Year Soldier
19 February 2015
IRELAND AND MALTA TO EXPLORE FURTHER DEFENCE CO-OPERATION IN THE CONTEXT OF EUROPEAN SECURITY, PEACEKEEPING AND CRISIS MANAGEMENT OPERATIONS
12 February 2015
Minister of State at the Department of An Taoiseach and the Department of Defence, Mr. Paul Kehoe, T.D., attends Army Commissioning Ceremony of the 90th Army Cadet Class.
12 February 2015
An tAire Stáit i Roinn an Taoisigh agus sa Roinn Cosanta, an tUas. Paul Kehoe, T.D., ag freastal ar Shearmanas Coimisiúnaithe Airm an 90ú Rang Daltaí Airm.
11 February 2015
GABHANN AN tAIRE STÁIT BUÍOCHAS LEIS AN gCOSAINT SHIBHIALTA AS CABHRÚ LE DAOINE GAN DÍDEAN
11 February 2015
MINISTER OF STATE THANKS CIVIL DEFENCE FOR HELPING THE HOMELESS
31 January 2015
AIRE STÁIT AG FREASTAL AR SHEARMANAS DÍCHOIMISIÚNAITHE D'ÁRTHACH DE CHUID NA SEIRBHÍSE CABHLAIGH AN LÉ AOIFE I bPORT LÁIRGE
31 January 2015
MINISTER OF STATE ATTENDS DECOMMISSIONING CEREMONY FOR NAVAL SERVICE VESSEL LÉ AOIFE IN WATERFORD
30 January 2015
Minister for Defence Mr. Simon Coveney T.D., welcomes the detention in Lebanon of the alleged perpetrator of the murder of two Irish soldiers
28 January 2015
Minister for Defence, Simon Coveney, T.D. expresses concern at events in the UNIFIL area of operations in Southern Lebanon.
19 January 2015
Minister for Defence Simon Coveney signs Memorandum of Understanding with the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
22 December 2014
Minister for Defence, Mr. Simon Coveney, T.D. appoints retired High Court Judge, Mr. Roderick Murphy, to conduct an independent review of the investigation of the death of Private Hugh Doherty and the disappearance of Private Kevin Joyce (Caomhán Seoighe) in Lebanon incident in 1981
5 December 2014
Minister for Agriculture, Food, the Marine and Defence, Simon Coveney, T.D.,Visits the Middle East
21 November 2014
Minister of State at the Department of Defence, Paul Kehoe TD, presents new medals to Civil Defence Volunteers
13 November 2014
Seolann an Rialtas an Feachtas Eolais ‘Bí Ullamh don Gheimhreadh’ 2014-2015
13 November 2014
Government launches the ‘Be Winter-Ready’ 2014-2015 Information Campaign
11 November 2014
Defence Forces Personnel to assist in Ireland's Response to the Ebola Crisis in West Africa - Minister for Defence, Mr. Simon Coveney, T.D. and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade announce
6 November 2014
Minister of State for Defence, Mr. Paul Kehoe, T.D., Reviews Irish Troops heading to the Lebanon Dún Ui Mhaoilíosa (Renmore) Galway
14 October 2014
Statement by the Minister for Defence, Mr. Simon Coveney, T.D., on Defence Budget 2015
7 October 2014
Minister for Defence, Simon Coveney, T.D.,Welcomes rotation of Irish Troops on the United Nations mission on the Golan Heights
2 October 2014
An Dara Beart d’Ábhar ó Bhailiúchán Pinsean na Seirbhíse Míleata (1916-1923) i nDún Chathail Bhrugha seolta ar líne ag an Aire Cosanta, an tUas. Simon Coveney, T.D.
2 October 2014
Second on line launch of material from the Military Service (1916-1923) Pensions Collection at Cathal Brugha Barracks by the Minister for Defence, Mr. Simon Coveney, T.D.
1 October 2014
Aitheasc tugtha ag an Aire Cosanta, an tUas. Simon Coveney T.D. ag 3ú Comhdháil Bhliantúil Thoscairí Chumann Ionadaíochta Chéimnigh eile na mBuan-Óglach
1 October 2014
Minister for Defence, Mr. Simon Coveney, T.D., Addresses the 23rd Annual Delegate Conference of the Permanent Defence Force Other Ranks Representative Association
27 September 2014
Minister for Defence, Mr Simon Coveney T.D. welcomes joint initiative between Department of Foreign Affairs and Department of Defence on support for United Nations Peacekeeping in Africa
24 September 2014
Minister for Defence Mr Simon Coveney T.D. welcomes Maritime interdiction operation on sailing vessel “Makayabella”
15 September 2014
Minister for Defence, Simon Coveney, T.D., Reviews Irish Troops preparing to head to Golan Heights. Custume Barracks, Athlone 15 September 2014.
11 September 2014
Minister for Defence Simon Coveney, T.D.,Welcomes the release of 45 UN Peacekeepers Serving with the UNDOF mission in Syria
4 September 2014
Minister Coveney attends Naval Service Commissioning Ceremony of the 52nd Naval Service Cadet Class.
3 September 2014
Minister Coveney welcomes publication of the Third Report of the Independent Monitoring Group
2 September 2014
Minister Coveney Meets Veterans of the Irish Defence Forces at the Curragh Camp, Co Kildare
12 August 2014
Minister for Defence Mr Simon Coveney T.D., Welcomes the deportation of the alleged perpetrator of the murder of two Irish soldiers from the United States to his native Lebanon
16 July 2014
Minister for Defence Mr Simon Coveney T.D., today welcomed the detention of the alleged perpetrator of the murder of two Irish soldiers
16 June 2014
Taoiseach and Minister for Defence Enda Kenny to visit Irish Troops in Lebanon
9 June 2014
AN TAOISEACH CONFIRMS PLACING OF ORDER FOR A THIRD OFF SHORE PATROL VESSEL
17 May 2014
NAMING AND COMMISSIONING CEREMONIES FOR NEW NAVAL SERVICE VESSEL LÉ SAMUEL BECKETT
15 May 2014
Press Notice from the Department of Defence Press Office -Naming and Commissioning Ceremonies of the Naval Service Vessel L.É. Samuel Beckett
9 May 2014
Léirbhreithníonn an tAire Stáit sa Roinn Cosanta, Paul Kehoe,T.D. Trúpaí na hÉireann, a thabharfaidh aghaidh ar an Liobáin, i gCampa an Churraigh, Co. Chill Dara an 9ú Bealtaine 2014
9 May 2014
The Minister of State for Defence, Paul Kehoe,T.D. Reviews Irish Troops heading to the Lebanon Curragh Camp, Co Kildare, 9th May 2014
29 April 2014
New Naval Service Vessel on Sea Trials
10 March 2014
Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, Alan Shatter, T.D., Reviews Irish Troops heading to Syria
10 March 2014
Léirbhreithníonn an tAire Dlí agus Cirt, Comhionannais & Cosanta, an tUasal Alan Shatter. T.D., Trúpaí na hÉireann atá ag dul chun na Siria, Dún Mhic Stiofáin, Cill Chainnigh 10ú Márta 2014.
7 March 2014
The Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, Alan Shatter T.D., announces launch of recruitment campaign for the Defence Forces at Citizenship Ceremony in Waterford
3 March 2014
Scéim 2014-2017 na Roinne Cosanta faoi Alt 15 d’Acht na dTeangacha Oifigiúla 2003 i bhfeidhm
3 March 2014
Commencement of Department of Defence Scheme 2014 – 2017 under Section 15 of the Official Languages Act 2003
25 February 2014
Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, Alan Shatter, T.D., secures Cabinet approval for Defence Forces continued participation in the EU Training Mission in Mali
14 February 2014
Preasráiteas An tAire Stáit sa Roinn Cosanta, Paul Kehoe, T.D. ag freastal ar Shearmanas Coimisiúnaithe 30ú Rang Daltaí an Aerchóir
14 February 2014
Press Release Minister of State at the Department of Defence, Paul Kehoe, T.D., attends the Air Corps Commissioning Ceremony, of the 30th Air Corps Cadet Class
5 February 2014
Minister Shatter commends Garda Síochána, Defence Forces and Civil Defence for assistance in flood affected areas in recent days
23 January 2014
Press Release Minister of State at the Department the Department of Defence, Mr. Paul Kehoe, T.D.,attends Army Commissioning Ceremony of the 89th Army Cadet Class.
23 January 2014
Preasráiteas An tAire Stáit ag an Roinn Cosanta, An tAire Paul Kehoe TD,ag freastal ar Shearmanas Coimisiúnaithe an Airm don 89ú Rang Daltaí an Airm.
16 January 2014
Launch online of the first release of material from the Military Service (1916-1923) Pensions Collection at G.P.O. Dublin on 16th January 2014 by An Taoiseach, Mr Enda Kenny T.D.
16 January 2014
Seoladh ar líne den chéad eisiúint ábhar ó Bhailiúchán na bPinsean Seirbhíse Míleata (1916-1923) ag Ard Oifig an Phoist an 16 Eanáir 2014 ag an Taoiseach, an tUas. Enda Kenny T.D.
19 December 2013
Minister Shatter reports on work undertaken in the Department of Defence during 2013
16 December 2013
Minister Shatter Advised Caution on the Reporting on Dissident Groups in the Media
14 December 2013
Minister Shatter Attends the Annual Defence Forces Carol Service 2013
3 December 2013
Minister of State at Dept of Defence, Paul Kehoe, T.D., Addresses the Biennial Delegate Conference of the Representative Association of Commissioned Officers (RACO)
29 November 2013
Minister Shatter attends High Level Meetings in Israel and Ramallah on The Last Day of His Trip to the Middle East
26 November 2013
Minister for Justice, Equality & Defence, Alan Shatter, T.D.,Attends a Transfer of Authority Ceremony in UNIFIL Lebanon
25 November 2013
Minister Shatter Meets with the Lebanese Minister for Defence at the Start of his Visit to the Middle East
25 November 2013
Minister Shatter Meets with the Lebanese Minister for Defence at the Start of his Visit to the Middle East
22 November 2013
The Minister for Justice, Equality & Defence, Mr. Alan Shatter, TD, Will be visiting the Middle East - Lebanon, Jordan and Israel From Monday the 25th November to Friday 29th November
11 November 2013
Seolann an tAire Dlí agus Cirt, Comhionannais agus Cosanta, an tUas. Alan Shatter T.D., agus an tAire Comhshaoil, Pobail agus Rialtais Áitiúil, an tUas. Phil Hogan T.D. an Feachtas Eolais ‘Bí Ullamh don Gheimhreadh’ le haghaidh 2013-2014.
11 November 2013
The Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, Mr. Alan Shatter T.D., and the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Mr. Phil Hogan T.D., launch the ‘Be Winter-Ready’ 2013-2014 Information Campaign.
7 November 2013
Léirbhreithníonn an tAire Dlí agus Cirt, Comhionannais & Cosanta, an tUasal Alan Shatter. T.D., Trúpaí na hÉireann atá ag dul chun na Liobáine.
7 November 2013
Minister for Justice, Equality & Defence, Mr. Alan Shatter, T.D.,Reviews Irish Troops heading to the Lebanon Cathal Brugha Barracks, Dublin,
5 November 2013
CEAPACHÁN LEAS-CHEANN FOIRNE (TACAÍOCHT) NUA ÓGLAIGH NA hÉIREANN
5 November 2013
APPOINTMENT OF NEW DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF (SUPPORT) OF THE DEFENCE FORCES
15 October 2013
Statement by the Minister for Defence, Mr. Alan Shatter, T.D., on Defence Budget 2014
2 October 2013
Aitheasc tugtha ag an Aire Dlí agus Cirt, Comhionannais agus Cosanta, an tUas. Alan Shatter, T.D., ag an 22ú Comhdháil Bhliantúil Toscairí de Chumann Ionadaíochta Chéimnigh Eile na mBuan-Óglach
2 October 2013
Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, Mr. Alan Shatter, T.D., Addresses the 22nd Annual Delegate Conference of the Permanent Defence Force Other Ranks Representative Association
29 September 2013
Defence Forces complete their deployment to the Golan Heights in Syria
12 September 2013
Minister Shatter Congratulates An Post and the Defence Forces on the release of a four stamp set honouring the Army, Air Corps and Naval Service
5 September 2013
An tAire Kehoe i láthair ag Searmanas Coimisiún na Seirbhíse Cabhlaigh don 51ú Rang Daltaí ag an tSeirbhís Chabhlaigh.
5 September 2013
Minister Kehoe attends Naval Service Commissioning Ceremony of the 51st Naval Service Cadet Class.
7 August 2013
Minister Shatter welcomes announcement by Westmeath GAA County Board
25 July 2013
Statement by the Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, Mr Alan Shatter, T.D. on the Death of Private Patrick Conlon, R.I.P.
16 July 2013
Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, Mr Alan Shatter, T.D. secures Government approval for deployment of Defence Forces personnel with UNDOF Mission in Syria
16 July 2013
Páipéar Uaine ar ChosaintPreasráiteas ón Aire Dlí agus Cirt, Comhionannais agus Cosanta An tUasal Alan Shatter T.D. 16ú Iúil 2013
16 July 2013
Green Paper on Defence Press Release by the Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence Mr. Alan Shatter T.D. 16th July 2013
3 July 2013
APPOINTMENT OF NEW CHIEF OF STAFF OF THE DEFENCE FORCES
3 July 2013
Appointment to the post of Secretary General of the Department of Defence
3 July 2013
European Defence Leaders praise Irish Presidency Defence achievements
25 June 2013
Minister Shatter addresses the 30th International Workshop on Global Security in Paris on 24th June 2013.
20 June 2013
Minister Shatter hosts a High Level Conference on Cyber Security Cooperation in the European Union
20 June 2013
Minister of State and Government Chief Whip, Mr. Paul Kehoe, T.D. returns to Dublin with Kennedy Flame
18 June 2013
Defence Forces central to Kennedy Flame ceremony in Arlington - Kehoe
4 June 2013
The Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence Announces Publication of the Ministerial Air Transport Service (MATS) Statistics
23 May 2013
Response to Topical Issues Debate to ensure that Defence Forces personnel serving in Lebanon have kit appropriate to the climate and the location..
17 May 2013
Minister Shatter seeks clarity and consensus at EU level for the upcoming European Council on Defence to be held in December 2013.
16 May 2013
A new impetus for an EU defence debate Seminar of the European Council on Defence 2013- Friday 17th May
7 May 2013
Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, Alan Shatter T.D., welcomes enactment by the Oireachtas of the Defence Forces (Second World War Amnesty and Immunity) Bill 2012.
6 May 2013
History to be made with the enactment of Defence Forces (Second World War Amnesty and Immunity) Bill 2012
22 April 2013
Minister of State, Mr Paul Kehoe, T.D., Reviews Irish Troops heading to the Lebanon, Sarsfield Barracks, Limerick 22nd April 2013.
22 April 2013
Léirbhreithníonn an tAire Stáit an tUasal Paul Kehoe T.D. Trúpaí na hÉireann atá ag dul go dtí an Liobáin Dún an tSáirséalaigh, Luimneach an 22ú Aibreán 2013.
19 April 2013
Minister Shatter reviews progress of Irish Presidency on Justice, Home Affairs and Defence
8 April 2013
Minister Shatter Highlights The Importance Of Building European Union-Wide Consensus And Cooperation In Relation To Security And Surveillance In The Maritime Domain.
28 March 2013
Minister Shatter Welcomes Deployment of the Air Corp to Northern Ireland to Assist With Weather Emergency
14 March 2013
Minister Shatter launches IRIS, the Joint Ireland Israel Programme on Road Safety
13 March 2013
Minister Shatter reiteriates Ireland’s support for a two State solution at meetings with Israeli and Palestinian Ministers
12 March 2013
Minister Shatters Visits Irish Observers on the Golan Heights
11 March 2013
Minister Shatter Meets with the Lebanese Minister for Defence as Part of his Middle East Programme
10 March 2013
Minister Shatter Visits UN Missions in Middle East and Congratulates Troops on Receipt of their UN Medals
26 February 2013
Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, Mr. Alan Shatter, T.D., secures Cabinet approval for Defence Forces participation in the Training Mission in Mali
13 February 2013
EU Defence Ministers renew their commitment to support UN Peacekeeping.
13 February 2013
Irish Defence Forces personnel to deploy to Mali as part of a joint infantry training team with the UK Armed Forces.
11 February 2013
Shatter Publishes Agenda for Defence Informal
1 February 2013
Minister Shatter seeks enhanced participation from the EU and EU member States in United Nations Peacekeeping and Crisis Management operations
25 January 2013
The Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, Mr. Alan Shatter T.D., attends Army Commissioning Ceremony of the 88th Army Cadet Class.
18 December 2012
Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, Alan Shatter T.D., announces approval of the Government for the publication of the Defence Forces (Second World War Amnesty and Immunity) Bill 2012.
5 December 2012
Statement by the Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence Mr. Alan Shatter, T.D., on Defence Budget 2013
20 November 2012
Value for Money (VFM) Review of the Reserve Defence Force and Reorganisation of the Reserve Defence Force. Press Release by the Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence Mr. Alan Shatter T.D. 20 November 2012
9 November 2012
An Feachtas “Bí Réidh don Gheimhreadh” 2012 -2013 seolta ag an Aire Dlí agus Cirt, Comhionannais agus Cosanta, an tUasal Alan Shatter T.D. agus ag an Aire Iompair, Turasóireachta agus Spóirt, an tUas. Leo Varadkar T.D. Feachtas Eolais
9 November 2012
The Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, Mr. Alan Shatter T.D., and the Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport, Mr. Leo Varadkar T.D., launch the ‘Be Winter-Ready’ 2012 -2013 Information Campaign
7 November 2012
The Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence Mr. Alan Shatter T.D., welcomes the appointment of Mr. Tony McCourt as Ombudsman for the Defence Forces
24 October 2012
Minister of State for Defence, Mr. Paul Kehoe, T.D., Reviews Irish Troops heading to the Lebanon, Custume Barracks, Athlone
3 October 2012
Minister of State for Defence, Mr. Paul Kehoe, T.D., Addresses the 21st Annual Delegate Conference of PDFORRA.
24 September 2012
The Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence Mr. Alan Shatter T.D., Welcomes The Announcement by County Cavan VEC
12 September 2012
Fáilte curtha ag an Aire Dlí agus Cirt, Comhionannais agus Cosanta, an tUas. Alan Shatter T.D., go bhfuil mionn glactha ag an gCornal Michael Campion ina bhreitheamh míleata d’Óglaigh na hÉireann.
12 September 2012
The Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, Mr. Alan Shatter T.D., welcomes the swearing in of Col. Michael Campion as military judge for the Defence Forces.
6 September 2012
Minister Kehoe attends Naval Service Commissioning Ceremony of the 50th Naval Service Cadet Class
6 September 2012
Freastalaíonn an tAire Kehoe ar Shearmanas Coimisiúnaithe na Seirbhíse Cabhlaigh don 50ú Rang Daltaí na Seirbhíse Cabhlaigh.
4 September 2012
Statement by the Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence In response to The Article in the Examiner of 1 September 2012. “Shatter accused of hiding behind top brass on army jobs”
19 July 2012
The Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, Mr. Alan Shatter T.D. Announces the Resumption of Emergency Aeromedical Support Service Operating from Athlone
17 July 2012
Re-Organisation of Defence Forces
16 July 2012
The Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence Mr. Alan Shatter T.D. Posthumously Awarded the Military Star Medal to Private Patrick Kelly (RIP)
3 July 2012
The Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, Mr. Alan Shatter T.D welcomes the selection of Mr. Michael Campion as military judge for the Defence Forces.
3 July 2012
Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, Mr Alan Shatter, T.D. confirms resumption of Emergency Aeromedical Service (EAS)
21 June 2012
Minister Congratulates Department of Justice and Equality and the Department of Defence on success at Taoiseach’s Public Service Excellence Awards.


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