Land component of the Defence Forces of Ireland.- Irish Army
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The Defence Forces (Fórsaí Cosanta, officially styled Óglaigh na hÉireann) are the armed forces of the Republic of Ireland.
They encompass the Army, Air Corps, Naval Service, and Reserve Defence Forces.
Anti-Treaty sub-group of the original Irish Republican Army , fought against the Irish Free State in the Irish Civil War, and its successors up to 1969, when the IRA split again into the Provisional IRA and Official IRA.
Some of the officers of the new Irish Army, led by Liam Tobin, formed an association called the "Old IRA" to distinguish themselves from the anti-Treaty fighters.
Air component of the Defence Forces of Ireland.
Through a fleet of fixed and rotary wing aircraft, it provides military support to the Army and Naval Service, together with non-military air services such as Garda air support, air ambulance, fisheries protection and the Ministerial Air Transport Service.
Airm) is the reserve land component of the Irish Defence Forces.
It is the second line reserve of the Irish Army.
State of emergency in Ireland in the Second World War, throughout which Ireland remained neutral.
In the Christmas Raid in 1939, one million rounds of ammunition were stolen from the Irish Army by the IRA (though it was mostly recovered in the following weeks) and there were a number of killings, mostly of policemen.
Title often given to the officer in charge of a military (or other uniformed service) training establishment or academy.
In the Irish Army, commandant (Comdt; ceannfort) is the equivalent of major in other armies.
County in Ireland.
In March 1923 Kerry saw a series of massacres of republican prisoners by National Army soldiers, in reprisal for the ambush of their men—the most notorious being the killing of eight men with mines at Ballyseedy, near Tralee.
National police service of the Republic of Ireland.
The Local Security Force (LSF) did not have the power of arrest, and part of the reserve was soon incorporated into the Irish Army Reserve under the command of the Irish Army.
Chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defence (CBRN defence or CBRNE defence) are protective measures taken in situations in which chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear warfare (including terrorism) hazards may be present.
The Irish Army runs CBRNE defence courses, and has detection equipment, decontamination equipment and is reported to have purchased 10,000 protective CBRN/NBC suits, enough for all of its personnel.
United Nations peacekeeping force deployed in the Republic of the Congo in 1960 in response to the Congo Crisis.
The Irish Army's first large deployment to the Congo was in 1960.