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Custume Barracks, Athlone will be hosting a careers day for secondary school students next Thursday November 13, which will give young people a chance to examine whether a career in the Defence Forces is for them.
Many west of Ireland members of the army will spend Christmas overseas and were delighted to get a visit from An Taoiseach Brian Cowen yesterday (Monday).
“Connolly Barracks is closed but the 4 Cavalry Squadron lives on within the walls of Custume Barracks. Carpe Diem.”
The Department of Defence has confirmed that it has no current plans to close Columb Barracks, Mullingar, in the wake of newspaper reports this week that it is one of three barracks being considered for closure.
Custume Barracks will host its annual family open day on Sunday September 13.
As an Air Corps plane’s wreckage was being removed from a Connemara mountainside last night heartfelt prayers were being said for the two pilots who tragically lost their lives in a crash which has shocked a local community, family members, and the Defence Forces.
Speaking on the second stage of the Defence (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2009 in the Seanad this week, Fine Gael Longford/ Westmeath Senator, Nicky McFadden, said any cut to the Defence Forces’ budget, which allows troops to be adequately trained and facilitates them with the most up-to-date equipment, must be avoided at all costs.
If anyone thought that all a country need do to preserve its freedom when its neighbours are at war is to proclaim its neutrality, then they have only to look hard at what happened to several European countries at the beginning of World War II. Ladies and gentleman of the whinge brigade, neutrality isn’t worth the paper it’s written on.