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Falling numbers in Army has ‘reached crisis point’ says Grealish

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The problem of retaining personnel in the Defence Forces has “reached crisis point”, according to Galway West Independent TD Noel Grealish, who also alleged the root of the problem lay in the Department of Defence, and not within the army itself.

Town Mayor praises Defence Forces response capabilities

Athlone Town Mayor, Cllr. Frankie Keena, has thanked the Custume Barracks based Defence Forces for conducting a capability display which highlighted to local elected representatives how they could best assist local communities in major weather events or emergencies.

Defence Forces launches general service recruitment campaign

Defence Forces Chief of Staff, Vice Admiral Mark Mellett DSM, has announced the launch of the second of this year’s General Service recruitment competitions for the Permanent Defence Force (PDF).

Grealish calls Defence Forces treatment during Pope’s visit 'despicable'

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The treatment of thousands of members of the Defence Forces deployed on duties surrounding Pope Francis’s visit to Ireland has been condemned as "despicable" by a Galway TD.

Investigation launched following death of Erris Fisherman

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An investigation has been launched after an Inver man died when his boat capsized off the north Mayo coast earlier this week.

McGrath addresses question of full-time air ambulance service out of Custume Barracks

Minister of State at the Department of Health, Finian McGrath, told the Seanad this week that careful consideration needs to be given on whether a full-time air ambulance based out of Custume Barracks is the best use of limited resources.

City air pollution was fives times permitted limit as Cloosh Valley fire devastates forest and wildlife

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Recently-installed air monitoring devices deployed in the city revealed last evening that a level FIVE times the normal rate of air pollution was exceeded on Tuesday evening when the city was engulfed in clouds of smoke from the devastating wildfire at Cloosh Valley in Connemara.

Deliberately set gorse fires blamed for Cloosh Valley catastrophe

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The fire in Cloosh Valley near Oughterard, which has destroyed more than 1,000 hectares of forestry is believed to have originated from deliberately set gorse fires, which subsequently spread into Coillte owned forestry.

Major investment for Custume Barracks announced

Funding to the value of €2 million has been earmarked for the enhancement of Custume Barracks.

Cloud of sadness over Blacksod

An operation to recover the three missing crew members of the Rescue 116 helicopter, which crashed into the sea off Blacksod in the early hours of Tuesday morning, is continuing this morning.

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