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A local TD is calling for an investigation into an alleged death threat aimed at a member of the Defence Forces by a superior. Sligo/Leitrim Fianna Fail Deputy, Marc MacSharry raised the matter in the Dail with Taoiseach, Micheal Martin. He called on the Taoiseach to immediately contact the Chief…

Members of the Defence Forces are undervalued, overstretched and leaving in droves. That’s acccording to the Representative Association of Commissioned Officers, which will appear before an Oireachtas Defence Committee today. RACO says the greatest challenge facing the Defence Forces currently is staffing, with the organsation’s strength at an all time…

Thirty-six Defence Forces personnel from Donegal and eight from Sligo will be among 347 leaving on a United Nations (UNIFIL)  peace-keeping mission in South Lebanon in the coming weeks. The 117 Infantry Battalion will also include four from Cavan, six from Derry, one from Fermanagh and 11 from Roscommon. As…

A Sligo/Leitrim TD believes an increase in salary for the Defence Forces needs to be addressed as soon as possible. Fianna Fail Deputy Marc MacSharry spoke in the Dail yesterday where the Defence Amendment Bill (2020) was discussed. Topics discussed included rehiring former members in an attempt to fill the…

A Independent general election candidate says the new government will have to urgently address the issue of pay and allowances for members of the Defence Forces. Sligo/Leitrim, South Donegal, North Roscommon candidate John Perry says he has met families of Defence Forces members and they had told him how they…