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9th July 2016 - LÉ James Joyce Rescues 155* Migrants

1pm, 29th July 2016 - LÉ James Joyce Rescues 155* Migrants During Search and Rescue Operations 40 Nautical Miles NW of Tripoli[more]

image description28th July 2016 - Air Corps Officers to Receive Commissions

1.50pm. - Air Corps Officers Receive Commissions at Casement Aerodrome, Baldonnel[more]

image descriptionWednesday 27th July 2016 - Army Bomb Disposal Team Removes Historic Artillery Shell

6.55pm, Wednesday 27th July 2016 - Army Bomb Disposal Team Removes Historic Artillery Shell Found in Blackmiller  Hill, Co. Kildare [more]

image description22 July 2016 - Changing of the Guard Ceremony, National Memorial, Merrion Square

11:45am - A ceremonial ‘Changing of the Guard’ will take place at the 'National Memorial during the months of July and August[more]