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Defence Forces (Ireland)

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The Defence Forces (Fórsaí Cosanta, officially styled Óglaigh na hÉireann),Óglaigh na hÉireann derives its origins from the Irish Volunteers. [1]

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AgustaWestland AW139

The AgustaWestland AW139 is a 15-seat medium-sized twin-engined helicopter developed and produced principally by AgustaWestland.

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Aiken Barracks

Aiken Barracks (Irish: Dún Mhic Aogáin) is an army barracks located in Dundalk, County Louth, Ireland.

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Allies of World War II

The Allies of World War II, called the United Nations from the 1 January 1942 declaration, were the countries that together opposed the Axis powers during the Second World War (1939–1945).

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Anglo-Irish Treaty

The Anglo-Irish Treaty (An Conradh Angla-Éireannach), commonly known as The Treaty and officially the Articles of Agreement for a Treaty Between Great Britain and Ireland, was an agreement between the government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and representatives of the Irish Republic that concluded the Irish War of Independence.

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Anti-tank warfare

Anti-tank warfare arose as a result of the need to develop technology and tactics to destroy tanks during World War I. Since the first tanks were developed by the Triple Entente in 1916 but not operated in battle until 1917, the first anti-tank weapons were developed by the German Empire.

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Army Ranger Wing

The Army Ranger Wing (ARW) (Sciathán Fiannóglaigh an Airm, "SFA") is the special operations force of the Irish Defence Forces, the military of Ireland.

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Army Reserve (Ireland)

The Army Reserve (AR) (Cúltaca an Airm) is the land component of Ireland's Reserve Defence Forces (RDF).

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Artillery

Artillery is a class of large military weapons built to fire munitions far beyond the range and power of infantry's small arms.

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Artillery Corps (Ireland)

The Artillery Corps (An Cór Airtléire) are the artillery section of the Irish Army.

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Assault rifle

An assault rifle is a selective-fire rifle that uses an intermediate cartridge and a detachable magazine.

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Athlone

Athlone is a town on the River Shannon near the southern shore of Lough Ree in Ireland.

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Atlantic Ocean

The Atlantic Ocean is the second largest of the world's oceans with a total area of about.

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Óglaigh na hÉireann

Óglaigh na hÉireann, abbreviated ÓÉ, is an Irish-language idiom that can be translated variously as soldiers of Ireland, warriors of Ireland, volunteers of IrelandO'Leary, Brendan.

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Baldonnel, Dublin

Baldonnel, is a townland, and industrial/agricultural area near Clondalkin, Tallaght, Lucan, Saggart and Naas, in west County Dublin.

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Ballyshannon

Ballyshannon is a town in County Donegal, Ireland.

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Bomber

A bomber is a combat aircraft designed to attack ground and naval targets by dropping air-to-ground weaponry (such as bombs), firing torpedoes and bullets or deploying air-launched cruise missiles.

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Brigade

A brigade is a major tactical military formation that is typically composed of three to six battalions plus supporting elements.

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Cap badge

A cap badge, also known as head badge or hat badge, is a badge worn on uniform headgear and distinguishes the wearer's nationality and/or organisation.

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CASA/IPTN CN-235

The CASA/IPTN CN-235 is a medium-range twin-engined transport aircraft that was jointly developed by Construcciones Aeronáuticas SA (CASA) of Spain and Indonesian manufacturer IPTN, as a regional airliner and military transport.

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Casement Aerodrome

Casement Aerodrome (Aeradróm Mhic Easmainn) or Baldonnel Aerodrome is a military airbase to the southwest of Dublin, Ireland situated off the N7 main road route to the south and south west.

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Cash-in-transit

Cash-in-transit (CIT) or cash/valuables-in-transit (CVIT) is the physical transfer of banknotes, coins, credit cards and items of value from one location to another.

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Cathal Brugha Barracks

Cathal Brugha Barracks is an Irish Army barracks in Rathmines, Dublin.

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Cavalry Corps (Ireland)

The Cavalry Corps (An Cór Marcra) is the armoured formation of the Irish Army.

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Chief of Staff of the Irish Defence Forces

The Chief of Staff of the Defence Forces (COS) (Ceann Foirne na bhFórsaí Cosanta) is charged with the executive management of the Irish Defence Forces, and is the most senior military officer of the Army, Naval Service and Air Corps branches.

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Chief of Staff of the Irish Republican Army

Several people are reported to have served as Chief of Staff of the Irish Republican Army in the organisations bearing that name.

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Civil war

A civil war, also known as an intrastate war in polemology, is a war between organized groups within the same state or country.

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Collins Barracks, Cork

Collins Barracks is a military barracks on the Old Youghal Road on the north side of Cork in Ireland.

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Combat

Combat (French for fight) is a purposeful violent conflict meant to weaken, establish dominance over, or kill the opposition, or to drive the opposition away from a location where it is not wanted or needed.

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Combat service support

The term Combat service support (or CSS) is utilized by numerous military organizations throughout the world to describe entities that provide direct and indirect sustainment services to the groups that engage (or are potentially to be engaged) in combat.

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Combat support

In the United States Army, the term combat support refers to units that provide fire support and operational assistance to combat elements.

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Commission (document)

A commission is a formal document issued to appoint a named person to high office or as a commissioned officer in a territory's armed forces.

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Communications & Information Services Corps

The Communications and Information Services (CIS) Corps (An Cór Seirbhísí Cumarsáide agus Eolais) – formerly the Army Corps of Signals – is one of the combat support corps of the Irish Defence Forces, the military of Ireland.

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Cork (city)

Cork (from corcach, meaning "marsh") is a city in south-west Ireland, in the province of Munster, which had a population of 125,622 in 2016.

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Cork Harbour

Cork Harbour is a natural harbour and river estuary at the mouth of the River Lee in County Cork, Ireland.

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Corps

Corps (plural corps; via French, from the Latin corpus "body") is a term used for several different kinds of organisation.

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Corps of Engineers (Ireland)

The Corps of Engineers (An Cór Innealtóirí) is the military engineering branch of the Defence Forces of Ireland.

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Curragh

The Curragh (An Currach) is a flat open plain of almost of common land in County Kildare, Ireland, between Newbridge and Kildare.

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Curragh Camp

Curragh Camp (Campa an Churraigh) is an army base and military college located in The Curragh, County Kildare, Ireland.

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Custume Barracks

Custume Barracks is a military installation at Athlone in Ireland.

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Defence Forces

Defence Force(s) or Defense Force(s) is the title of the armed forces of certain countries.

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Department of Defence (Ireland)

The Department of Defence (DoD) (An Roinn Cosanta) is the department of the Government of Ireland that is responsible for preserving peace and security in Ireland.

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Directorate of Military Intelligence (Ireland)

The Directorate of Military Intelligence ("G2") (Stiúrthóireacht na Faisnéise) is the military intelligence branch of the Defence Forces, the Irish armed forces, and the national intelligence service of Ireland.

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Distinguished Service Medal (Ireland)

The Distinguished Service Medal (DSM) (An Bonn Seirbhíse Dearscna) is a military decoration issued by the Irish Government.

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Donegal Corridor

The Donegal Corridor was a narrow strip of Irish airspace linking Lough Erne to the international waters of the Atlantic Ocean through which the Irish Government permitted flights by British military aircraft during World War II.

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Dublin

Dublin is the capital of and largest city in Ireland.

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Dundalk

Dundalk is the county town of County Louth, Ireland.

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Easter Rising

The Easter Rising (Éirí Amach na Cásca), also known as the Easter Rebellion, was an armed insurrection in Ireland during Easter Week, April 1916.

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Emergency Aeromedical Service

The Emergency Aeromedical Service (EAS) is a helicopter medical evacuation and air ambulance service based in Athlone, Ireland.

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Eurocopter EC135

The Eurocopter EC135 (now Airbus Helicopters H135) is a twin-engine civil light utility helicopter produced by Airbus Helicopters (formerly known as Eurocopter).

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European Organisation of Military Associations

The European Organisation of Military Associations (EUROMIL) is a politically independent, not-for-profit organisation of free, democratic associations of military personnel in Europe.

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European Union

The European Union (EU) is a political and economic union of EUnum member states that are located primarily in Europe.

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Exclusive economic zone

An exclusive economic zone (EEZ) is a sea zone prescribed by the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea over which a state has special rights regarding the exploration and use of marine resources, including energy production from water and wind.

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Fermoy

Fermoy is a town on the River Blackwater in east County Cork, Ireland.

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Fighter aircraft

A fighter aircraft is a military aircraft designed primarily for air-to-air combat against other aircraft, as opposed to bombers and attack aircraft, whose main mission is to attack ground targets.

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Finner Camp

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First Dáil

The First Dáil (An Chéad Dáil) was Dáil Éireann as it convened from 1919–1921.

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FN MAG

The FN MAG is a Belgian 7.62 mm general-purpose machine gun, designed in the early 1950s at Fabrique Nationale (FN) by Ernest Vervier.

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Frank Aiken

Francis Thomas Aiken (13 February 1898 – 18 May 1983) was an Irish politician who served as Tánaiste from 1965-69, Minister for External Affairs from 1957 to 1969 and 1951 to 1954, Minister for Finance from 1945 to 1948, Minister for the Co-ordination of Defensive Measures 1939 to 1945, Minister for Defence from 1932 to 1939 and Minister for Lands and Fisheries from June-November 1936.

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FV101 Scorpion

The FV101 Scorpion is a British armoured reconnaissance vehicle.

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Galway

Galway (Gaillimh) is a city in the West of Ireland, in the province of Connacht.

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Garda Síochána

An Garda Síochána (meaning "the Guardian of the Peace"), more commonly referred to as the Gardaí ("Guardians") or "the Guards", is the police force of the Republic of Ireland.

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Glen of Imaal

The Glen of Imaal (or; Gleann Uí Mháil) is a remote glen in the western Wicklow Mountains in Ireland.

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Gormanston Camp

Gormanston Camp (Irish: Campa Rinn Mhic Ghormáin) is a military camp in Ireland and consists of approximately 260 acres.

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Gormanston, County Meath

Gormanston is a village in County Meath, Ireland.

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Government of Ireland

The Government of Ireland (Rialtas na hÉireann) is the cabinet that exercises executive authority in the Republic of Ireland.

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Grenade

A grenade is a small weapon typically thrown by hand.

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Grenade launcher

A grenade launcher is a weapon that fires a specially-designed large-caliber projectile, often with an explosive, smoke or gas warhead.

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Guerrilla warfare

Guerrilla warfare is a form of irregular warfare in which a small group of combatants, such as paramilitary personnel, armed civilians, or irregulars, use military tactics including ambushes, sabotage, raids, petty warfare, hit-and-run tactics, and mobility to fight a larger and less-mobile traditional military.

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Haulbowline

Haulbowline (Inis Sionnach), is the name of an island in Cork Harbour off the coast of Ireland.

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Hermann Görtz

Hermann Görtz (15 November 1890 – 23 May 1947) was a German spy in Britain and Ireland before and during World War II.

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High-altitude military parachuting

High-altitude military parachuting (or military free fall (MFF)) is a method of delivering military personnel, military equipment, and other military supplies from a transport aircraft at a high altitude via free-fall parachute insertion.

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History of Ireland

Prehistoric Ireland spans a period from the first known evidence of human presence dated to about 10,000 years ago until the emergence of "protohistoric" Gaelic Ireland at the time of Christianization in the 5th century.

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Infantry

Infantry is the branch of an army that engages in military combat on foot, distinguished from cavalry, artillery, and tank forces.

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Infantry Corps (Ireland)

The Infantry Corps (An Cór Coisithe) is the largest component of the Irish Army.

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Ireland–NATO relations

Ireland and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization have had a formal relationship since 1999, when Ireland joined as a member of the NATO Partnership for Peace (PfP) programme and signed up to NATO's Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council (EAPC).

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Irish Air Corps

The Air Corps (An tAerchór) is the air component of the Defence Forces of Ireland.

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Irish Army

The Irish Army, known simply as the Army (an tArm), is the land component of the Defence Forces of Ireland.

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Irish Army deafness claims

The army deafness claims were a series of personal injury claims taken from 1992 to 2002 against the Irish Department of Defence by members of the Irish Defence Forces for noise-induced hearing loss resulting from exposure to loud noise during military operations and training.

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Irish Civil War

The Irish Civil War (Cogadh Cathartha na hÉireann; 28 June 1922 – 24 May 1923) was a conflict that followed the Irish War of Independence and accompanied the establishment of the Irish Free State, an entity independent from the United Kingdom but within the British Empire.

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Irish Coast Guard

The Irish Coast Guard (IRCG; Garda Cósta na hÉireann) is part of the Department of Transport of the Republic of Ireland.

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Irish Congress of Trade Unions

The Irish Congress of Trade Unions (often abbreviated to just Congress or ICTU), formed in 1959 by the merger of the Irish Trade Union Congress (founded in 1894) and the Congress of Irish Unions (founded in 1945), is a national trade union centre, the umbrella organisation to which trade unions in both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland affiliate.

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Irish Conservation Box

The Irish Conservation Box (ICB) or Biologically Sensitive Area (BSA) is a Marine Protected Area stretching along the southwest coast of Ireland.

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Irish Defence Forces rank insignia

Rank insignia in the Irish Defence Forces are an indication of the wearer's military rank, and worn by officers and other members of the Defence Forces as an element of their uniform, typically as a shoulder board.

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Irish Free State

The Irish Free State (Saorstát Éireann; 6 December 192229 December 1937) was a state established in 1922 under the Anglo-Irish Treaty of December 1921.

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Irish language

The Irish language (Gaeilge), also referred to as the Gaelic or the Irish Gaelic language, is a Goidelic language (Gaelic) of the Indo-European language family originating in Ireland and historically spoken by the Irish people.

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Irish Naval Service

The Naval Service (an tSeirbhís Chabhlaigh) is the maritime component of the Defence Forces of Ireland and is one of the three branches of the Irish Defence Forces.

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Irish neutrality during World War II

The policy of Irish neutrality during World War II was adopted by the Oireachtas at the instigation of the Taoiseach Éamon de Valera upon the outbreak of World War II in Europe.

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Irish Republic

The Irish Republic (Poblacht na hÉireann or Saorstát Éireann) was a revolutionary state that declared its independence from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland in January 1919.

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Irish Republican Army

The Irish Republican Army (IRA) is any of several paramilitary movements in Ireland in the 20th and 21st centuries dedicated to Irish republicanism, the belief that all of Ireland should be an independent republic.

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Irish Republican Army (1919–1922)

The Irish Republican Army (IRA) (Óglaigh na hÉireann) was an Irish republican revolutionary paramilitary organisation.

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Irish Republican Army (1922–1969)

The original Irish Republican Army (IRA) fought a guerrilla war against British rule in Ireland in the Irish War of Independence between 1919 and 1921.

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Irish republican legitimism

A concept within Irish Republicanism, Irish republican legitimatism denies the legitimacy of the political entities of the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland and posits that the pre-partition Irish Republic continues to exist.

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Irish Volunteers

The Irish Volunteers (Óglaigh na hÉireann), sometimes called the Irish Volunteer Force or Irish Volunteer Army, was a military organisation established in 1913 by Irish nationalists.

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Irish War of Independence

The Irish War of Independence (Cogadh na Saoirse) or Anglo-Irish War was a guerrilla war fought from 1919 to 1921 between the Irish Republican Army (IRA, the army of the Irish Republic) and the British security forces in Ireland.

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Kieran Brennan

Kieran Brennan (born 20 June 1957) is an Irish Army Major general and retired hurler who played as a centre-forward for the Kilkenny senior team.

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Kilkenny

Kilkenny.

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Kilworth

Kilworth (Irish: Cill Uird) is a village in north County Cork, located about 2 kilometres north of Fermoy near the river Funcheon.

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Leo Varadkar

Leo Eric Varadkar (born 18 January 1979) is an Irish politician who has served as Taoiseach, Minister for Defence and Leader of Fine Gael since June 2017.

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Limerick

Limerick (Luimneach) is a city in County Limerick, Ireland.

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Limerick Prison

Limerick Prison, Mulgrave Street, Limerick is an Irish penal institution.

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List of countries by military expenditures

This article is a list of countries by military expenditure in a given year.

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List of Irish military installations

This is a list of Irish military installations occupied by the Defence Forces (including Army, Air Corps, Naval Service and Reserve Defence Forces) in the Republic of Ireland by province and overseas.

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List of wars involving the Republic of Ireland

This is a list of wars involving Ireland since its inception as the Irish Free State and since the Irish War of Independence.

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Machine gun

A machine gun is a fully automatic mounted or portable firearm designed to fire bullets in rapid succession from an ammunition belt or magazine, typically at a rate of 300 rounds per minute or higher.

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Mark Mellett

Mark Mellett, DSM (Marcus O'Mealóid; born 4 November 1958), is an Irish Naval Service Vice admiral and the current Chief of Staff of the Defence Forces of Ireland since September 2015.

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McKee Barracks

McKee Barracks is a military installation near Phoenix Park in Cabra, Dublin, Ireland.

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Medical Corps (Ireland)

The Medical Corps (An Cór Liachta) is the medical corps of the Irish Army, a branch of the Irish Defence Forces, responsible for the provision of health promotion, medical and dental support to forces while on exercise and deployment.

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Michael D. Higgins

Michael Daniel Higgins (Mícheál Dónal Ó hUiginn; born 18 April 1941) is an Irish politician who has served as the 9th President of Ireland since November 2011.

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Military

A military or armed force is a professional organization formally authorized by a sovereign state to use lethal or deadly force and weapons to support the interests of the state.

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Military Aid to the Civil Community

Military Aid to the Civil Community (MACC) is a phrase referring to the armed forces providing a service to the civilian community.

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Military aid to the civil power

Military aid to the civil power (MACP) (sometimes to the civil authorities) is a term used to describe the use of the armed forces in support of the civil authorities of a state.

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Military base

A military base is a facility directly owned and operated by or for the military or one of its branches that shelters military equipment and personnel, and facilitates training and operations.

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Military Police Corps (Ireland)

The Military Police Corps (MP) (Cór Póiliní an Airm, PA) is the corps of the Irish Army, a branch of the Irish Defence Forces, responsible for the provision of policing service personnel and providing a military police presence to forces while on exercise and deployment.

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Military reserve force

A military reserve force is a military organisation composed of citizens of a country who combine a military role or career with a civilian career.

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Minister for Defence (Ireland)

The Minister for Defence (An tAire Cosanta) is the senior minister at the Department of Defence in the Government of Ireland.

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Mowag Piranha

The MOWAG Piranha is a family of armoured fighting vehicles designed by the Swiss company MOWAG (since April 2010 the name has changed to General Dynamics European Land Systems – Mowag GmbH).

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National Army (Ireland)

The National Army, sometimes unofficially referred to as the Free State army or the Regulars, was the army of the Irish Free State from January 1922 until October 1924.

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NATO

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO; Organisation du Traité de l'Atlantique Nord; OTAN), also called the North Atlantic Alliance, is an intergovernmental military alliance between 29 North American and European countries.

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Naval boarding

Naval boarding is to come up against, or alongside, an enemy ship to attack by placing combatants aboard the enemy ship.

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Naval Service Diving Section

The Naval Service Diving Section (NSDS) (Rannóg Tumadóireachta na Seirbháse Cabhlaigh) is a specialist unit of the Irish Naval Service, a branch of the Defence Forces, the military of Ireland.

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Naval Service Reserve

The Naval Service Reserve (NSR) (Cúltaca na Seirbhíse Cabhlaigh) is the reserve force of the Irish Naval Service.

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Newbridge, County Kildare

Newbridge, officially known by its Irish name Droichead Nua, is a town in County Kildare, Ireland.

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Night vision

Night vision is the ability to see in low-light conditions.

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Non-belligerent

A non-belligerent is a person, a state, or other organization that does not fight in a given conflict.

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Non-commissioned officer

A non-commissioned officer (NCO) is a military officer who has not earned a commission.

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Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland (Tuaisceart Éireann; Ulster-Scots: Norlin Airlann) is a part of the United Kingdom in the north-east of the island of Ireland, variously described as a country, province or region.

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Officer (armed forces)

An officer is a member of an armed force or uniformed service who holds a position of authority.

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Oireachtas

The Oireachtas, sometimes referred to as Oireachtas Éireann, is the legislature of Ireland.

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Ombudsman for the Defence Forces

The Ombudsman for the Defence Forces Ireland (ODF) is an independent office tasked with investigating complaints made by current and former members of the Irish Defence Forces.

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Ordnance Corps (Ireland)

The Ordnance Corps (An Cór Ordanáis) is a combat support corps of the Irish Army, a branch of the Defence Forces, that has logistical and operational responsibility for military ordnance in Ireland.

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Organisation of National Ex-Servicemen

The Organisation of National Ex-Servicemen and Women (Óglaigh Náisiúnta Na hÉireann) is a support organisation for ex-service personnel of the Irish Defence Services.

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Other ranks (UK)

Other ranks (ORs) in the Royal Marines, British Army, Royal Air Force and in the armies and air forces of many other Commonwealth countries are those personnel who are not commissioned officers, usually including non-commissioned officers (NCOs).

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Paramilitary

A paramilitary is a semi-militarized force whose organizational structure, tactics, training, subculture, and (often) function are similar to those of a professional military, but which is not included as part of a state's formal armed forces.

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Permanent Defence Force Other Ranks Representative Association

The Permanent Defence Force Other Ranks Representative Association (PDFORRA) is the representative body for enlisted personnel serving in the Defence Forces of Ireland.

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Pilatus PC-9

The Pilatus PC-9 is a single-engine, low-wing tandem-seat turboprop training aircraft manufactured by Pilatus Aircraft of Switzerland.

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Politics of the Republic of Ireland

Ireland is a parliamentary, representative democratic republic and a member state of the European Union.

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Portlaoise Prison

Portlaoise Prison (Príosún Phort Laoise) is a maximum security prison in Portlaoise, County Laois, Ireland.

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Post-2008 Irish economic downturn

The post-2008 Irish economic downturn in the Republic of Ireland, coincided with a series of banking scandals, followed the 1990s and 2000s Celtic Tiger period of rapid real economic growth fuelled by foreign direct investment, a subsequent property bubble which rendered the real economy uncompetitive, and an expansion in bank lending in the early 2000s.

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President of Ireland

The President of Ireland (Uachtarán na hÉireann) is the head of state of the Republic of Ireland and the Supreme Commander of the Irish Defence Forces.

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Provisional Government of Ireland (1922)

The Provisional Government of Ireland (Rialtas Sealadach na hÉireann) was the provisional government for the administration of Southern Ireland from 16 January 1922 to 5 December 1922.

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Rathmines

Rathmines is an inner suburb on the southside of Dublin, about 3 kilometres south of the city centre.

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Renmore Barracks

Renmore Barracks (Irish: Dún Uí Mhaoilíosa) is a military installation in Renmore, Ireland.

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Representative Association of Commissioned Officers

The Representative Association of Commissioned Officers (RACO) is a representative body for officers of the Defence Forces of Ireland.

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Republic of Ireland

Ireland (Éire), also known as the Republic of Ireland (Poblacht na hÉireann), is a sovereign state in north-western Europe occupying 26 of 32 counties of the island of Ireland.

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Republic of Ireland–United Kingdom border

The Republic of Ireland–United Kingdom border, also known as the Irish border, runs for Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland, 1999MFPP Working Paper No.

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Reserve Defence Forces

The Reserve Defence Forces (RDF) (Na hÓglaigh Cúltaca) are the reserve components of the Defence Forces of Ireland.

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Reserve Defence Forces Representative Association

The Reserve Defence Forces Representative Association (RDFRA) is the representative body for all ranks of the Reserve Defence Forces (RDF) in Ireland.

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Revenue Commissioners

The Revenue Commissioners (Na Coimisinéirí Ioncaim), usually referred to simply as Revenue, is the Irish Government agency responsible for customs, excise, taxation and related matters.

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Revolutionary republic

A revolutionary republic is a form of government whose main tenets are popular sovereignty, rule of law, and representative democracy.

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Rocket launcher

A rocket launcher is any device that launches a rocket-propelled projectile, although the term is often used in reference to mechanisms that are portable and capable of being operated by an individual.

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Sarsfield Barracks

Sarsfield Barracks is an Irish Army Barracks in Limerick city.

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Search and rescue

Search and rescue (SAR) is the search for and provision of aid to people who are in distress or imminent danger.

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Siege of Jadotville

The Siege of Jadotville took place in September 1961, during the United Nations intervention in the Katanga conflict in Congo-Léopoldville, in Central Africa.

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Special forces

Special forces and special operations forces are military units trained to conduct special operations.

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St Bricin's Military Hospital

St Bricin's Military Hospital (Ospidéal Míleata Naomh Bricin) is a military hospital in Dublin, Ireland, serving members of the Irish Defence Forces and under the administration of the Army's Medical Corps.

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Standing army

A standing army, unlike a reserve army, is a permanent, often professional, army.

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Stephens Barracks

Stephens Barracks is a military installation in Kilkenny, Ireland.

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Taoiseach

The Taoiseach (pl. Taoisigh) is the prime minister, chief executive and head of government of Ireland.

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Territorial waters

Territorial waters or a territorial sea, as defined by the 2013 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, is a belt of coastal waters extending at most from the baseline (usually the mean low-water mark) of a coastal state.

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The Emergency (Ireland)

The Emergency (Ré na Práinne / An Éigeandáil) was the state of emergency which existed in the state of Ireland during the Second World War.

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The Sunday Business Post

The Sunday Business Post is a Sunday newspaper distributed nationally in Ireland.

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The Troubles

The Troubles (Na Trioblóidí) was an ethno-nationalist conflict in Northern Ireland during the late 20th century.

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Trade union

A trade union or trades union, also called a labour union (Canada) or labor union (US), is an organization of workers who have come together to achieve many common goals; such as protecting the integrity of its trade, improving safety standards, and attaining better wages, benefits (such as vacation, health care, and retirement), and working conditions through the increased bargaining power wielded by the creation of a monopoly of the workers.

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Transport Corps (Ireland)

The Transport Corps (An Cór Iompair) is a combat service support corps of the Irish Army, a branch of the Defence Forces of Ireland.

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United Nations

The United Nations (UN) is an intergovernmental organization tasked to promote international cooperation and to create and maintain international order.

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United Nations Disengagement Observer Force

The United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) was established by United Nations Security Council Resolution 350 on 31 May 1974, to implement Resolution 338 (1973) which called for an immediate ceasefire and implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 242.

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United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon

The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (قوة الأمم المتحدة المؤقتة في لبنان), or UNIFIL (يونيفيل) and also known as the UN, is a demilitarized zone created by the United Nations, with the adoption of Security Council Resolution 425 and 426 on 19 March 1978, to confirm Israeli withdrawal from Lebanon which Israel had invaded five days prior, restore international peace and security, and help the government of Lebanon restore its effective authority in the area.

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United Nations Operation in the Congo

Organisation des Nations Unies au Congo, abbreviated ONUC (English: United Nations Organization in the Congo), was a United Nations peacekeeping force in the Republic of the Congo that was established after United Nations Security Council Resolution 143 of 14 July 1960.

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United Nations peacekeeping

Peacekeeping by the United Nations is a role held by the Department of Peacekeeping Operations as "a unique and dynamic instrument developed by the organization as a way to help countries torn by conflict to create the conditions for lasting peace." It is distinguished from peacebuilding, peacemaking, and peace enforcement although the United Nations does acknowledge that all activities are "mutually reinforcing" and that overlap between them is frequent in practice.

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Utility helicopter

A utility helicopter is a multi-purpose helicopter.

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Vice admiral

Vice admiral is a senior naval flag officer rank, equivalent to lieutenant general and air marshal.

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World War II

World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.

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1st Brigade (Ireland)

The 1st Brigade (known as 1st (Southern) Brigade until the 2012 reorganisation of the army) (1ú Briogáid) is a brigade of the Irish Army.

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2nd Brigade (Ireland)

The 2nd Brigade (known as 2nd (Eastern) Brigade until the 2012 reorganisation of the army) (2ú Briogáid) is a brigade of the Irish Army.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Defence_Forces_(Ireland)

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