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2 December 2017
Minister with Responsibility for Defence, Paul Kehoe, Presents “An Bonn Jadotville” the Jadotville Medal
15 November 2017
Peacekeeping Training capabilities pledge announced at Vancouver summit by Mr. Paul Kehoe T.D., Minister with Responsibility for Defence.
14 November 2017
Minister Kehoe to attend United Nations Peacekeeping Summit in Vancouver
8 November 2017
Government launches Be Winter Ready Information Campaign 2017-2018
1 November 2017
Minister Paul Kehoe launches the Irish Red Cross’ Annual Report
1 November 2017
Minister Kehoe, T.D., addresses the Representative Association of Commissioned Officers
24 October 2017
Minister Paul Kehoe commends the role of Irish peacekeepers as the United Nations celebrates UN Day 24 October 2017
23 October 2017
Minister with Responsibility for Defence, Paul Kehoe, T.D., Announces the 2017 Release of material from the Military Service (1916-1923) Pensions Collection
16 October 2017
Civil Defence and ex Hurricane Ophelia
15 October 2017
Updated Statement from Paul Kehoe T.D., Minister with Responsibility for Defence and Chair of the Government Taskforce on Emergency Planning
15 October 2017
Statement by Paul Kehoe T.D., Minister with Responsibility for Defence and Chair of the Government Task Force on Emergency Planning
10 October 2017
Statement by the Minister with responsibility for Defence, Mr. Paul Kehoe, T.D., on Defence Budget 2018
8 October 2017
Minister Paul Kehoe attends 4th annual Defence Forces’ Veterans Day Sunday 8th October 2017
6 October 2017
Return of L.É William Butler Yeats from Humanitarian operations in the Mediterranean and deployment of L.É. Niamh on Operation Sophia
5 October 2017
Minister Kehoe Announces the Date for the Presentation of An Bonn Jadotville (The Jadotville Medal), to Irish Soldiers who fought at the Battle of Jadotville in September 1961
3 October 2017
Minister with responsibility for Defence, Mr. Paul Kehoe, T.D., Addresses the 2017 Annual Delegate Conference of the Permanent Defence Force Other Ranks Representative Association
29 September 2017
Minister Kehoe officially opens new Transport Workshop Maintenance Facility at Stephens Barracks, Kilkenny
27 September 2017
Minister Kehoe announces new Permanent Defence Force Recruitment Campaign
25 September 2017
Minister with Responsibility for Defence, Paul Kehoe, T.D. Attends Induction of the 94th Cadet Class Army Defence Forces Training Centre, Curragh Camp, County Kildare 25th September 2017
22 September 2017
Minister with Responsibility for Defence, Paul Kehoe, T.D., Reviews Irish Troops heading for service with UNDOF Athlone - Friday, 22nd September 2017
22 September 2017
An tAire Stáit ar a bhfuil freagracht maidir le Cosaint, Paul Kehoe, T.D., ag léirbhreithniú Thrúpaí na hÉireann a bheidh ag dul ag fónamh le UNDOF Baile Átha Luain - Dé hAoine, 22 Meán Fómhair 2017
19 September 2017
Government approves nomination for election of Chief of Staff of the Irish Defence Forces to the position of Chair of the European Union Military Committee (C/EUMC)
7 September 2017
Minister Kehoe attends meeting of EU Defence Ministers and participates in Strategic Cyber Table-top Exercise, EU CYBRID 2017, in Tallin, Estonia.
30 August 2017
Minister Kehoe welcomes increase in pay for Permanent Defence Force general service recruits and privates
29 August 2017
Minister Kehoe announces €2 million humanitarian support for small businesses in Donegal affected by flooding
18 August 2017
Ráiteas an Aire Kehoe maidir le scála tuarastail athbhreithnithe d'iontrálaithe tar éis 2013
18 August 2017
Statement by Minister Kehoe on a revised salary scale for post 2013 entrants
26 July 2017
Statement by Minister Kehoe on progress of implementation of the White Paper on Defence
25 July 2017
Minister Kehoe visits the Army Ranger Wing in the Defence Forces Training Centre in the Curragh Camp
14 July 2017
Minister with Responsibility for Defence, Mr. Paul Kehoe, T.D., attends Naval Service Commissioning Ceremony of the 55th Naval Service Cadet Class
14 July 2017
Cead na Dála faighte ag an Aire Keogh chun Óglaigh na hÉireann a imscaradh ar mhisean cabhlaigh an AE - Oibríocht Sophia
13 July 2017
Minister Kehoe secures Dáil approval for deployment of Defence Forces to EU naval mission – Operation Sophia
10 July 2017
Minister Kehoe attends Commissioning Ceremony for inaugural Defence Forces Military Medicine Training Programme
19 June 2017
Statement by Minister for Defence, Paul Kehoe, T.D., following attack at Le Campement Hotel, Dougourakoro, Mali.
16 June 2017
Migrant rescue operation involving L.É. Eithne currently underway in Mediterranean
13 June 2017
Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD, together with Minister with Responsibility for Defence Paul Kehoe TD, Honour the Courageous Actions of Irish Soldiers at the Battle of Jadotville in September 1961 with the Award of a Medal
13 June 2017
Tugann an Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD, mar aon leis an Aire a bhfuil freagracht air maidir le Cosaint, Paul Kehoe TD, onóir do Ghníomhartha Cróga na Saighdiúirí Éireannacha i gCath Jadotville i Meán Fómhair 1961 trí Bhonn a Bhronnadh orthu
27 May 2017
Minister with Responsibility for Defence, Mr. Paul Kehoe, T.D., welcomes the Taoiseach Enda Kenny, TD and Mr. Liam Cosgrave to a ceremony to name the Army Equitation School Arena as the ‘W.T. Cosgrave Arena’
26 May 2017
Minister Kehoe awards 1916 Commemorative and Long Service Medal to Civil Defence volunteers
23 May 2017
Naval vessel L.É. Eithne departs Cork to assist in the Humanitarian Crisis in the Mediterranean
17 May 2017
Minister with Responsibility for Defence Mr. Paul Kehoe, T.D., Welcomes Home Irish Troops returning from Lebanon
11 May 2017
Minister Paul Kehoe T.D. welcomed His Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales to the United Nations Training School Ireland
6 May 2017
Minister Kehoe presents Irish Red Cross National Volunteer of the Year Awards
5 May 2017
Minister with Responsibility for Defence Mr. Paul Kehoe, T.D., Reviews Irish Troops heading to Lebanon
10 April 2017
Minister Kehoe confirms agreement on Operation Pontus payment
25 March 2017
Minister with Responsibility for Defence, Paul Kehoe, T.D., Reviews Irish Troops heading for service with UNDOF - Friday 24th March 2017
8 March 2017
Minister Kehoe reaffirms commitment to increasing female participation in Defence Forces on International Women’s Day
8 March 2017
Gealltanas tugtha an athuair ag an Aire Kehoe ar Lá Idirnáisiúnta na mBan tuilleadh ban a thabhairt isteach in Óglaigh na hÉireann
28 February 2017
Fógartha ag an Aire a bhfuil Freagracht air maidir le Cosaint, an tUasal Paul Kehoe, TD, go bhfuil an t-ainm George Bernard Shaw roghnaithe mar ainm ar an Árthach Patróil Eischósta (OPV) nua de chuid na Seirbhíse Cabhlaigh
28 February 2017
Minister Kehoe announces George Bernard Shaw as chosen name for new Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) for the Naval Service
23 February 2017
Major recruitment drive for the Defence Forces announced by Minister Kehoe
23 February 2017
Mórfheachtas earcaíochta d'Óglaigh na hÉireann fógartha ag an Aire Kehoe
26 January 2017
Minister Kehoe Attends Army Commissioning Ceremony of the 92nd Army Cadet Class
24 January 2017
Minister Kehoe commissions 1916 commemorative medals for Civil Defence
24 January 2017
Boinn Chomórtha Céad Bliain 1916 coimisiúnaithe ag an Aire Kehoe don lucht Cosanta Sibhialta
20 January 2017
Minister Kehoe awards the new Defence Forces International Operational Service Medal to members of the Permanent Defence Force


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