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Members of the Defence Forces based at Finner Camp in Ballyshannon received their first doses of a Covid-19 vaccine this week. Over 40 members of the 28th Infantry Battalion received the dose. Members of the Defence Forces have helped medical professionals at the likes of swab centres in Sligo, Letterkenny…

Sligo/Leitrim independent TD Marian Harkin is seeking the return of the army’s 4th Western Brigade.   The restoration of the Brigade and the re-establishment of its headquarters in Custume Barracks, Athlone, has been discussed as part of Government formation talks.   Deputy Harkin says the disbandment of the unit eight…

RACO – the Representative Association of Commissioned Officers – representing 1,100 commissioned officers in the Defence Forces has voted to accept a €10m package aimed at addressing the current recruitment and retention crisis.   Over two thirds of members voted in favour of the proposals which include Sunday rates, Military…

There will be scenes of joy at Dublin airport this morning as 59 soldiers from Finner Camp return from UN duty in Lebanon. The Donegal based soldiers have spent the last six months serving as part of the 236 strong 109th Infantry Battalion. They are due to arrive at Terminal…

More than 30 troops from Finner Camp in County Donegal are among those being reviewed today by the Minister for Defence before they head to the Lebanon. Minister Paul Kehoe, with the Chief of Staff of the Defence Forces, Vice Admiral Mark Mellett, are reviewing the men and women of…