- 21 Nov 17
A UL study has highlighted serious issues within the Irish Defence Forces. But the reality may be a whole lot worse. Hot Press spoke to a former member who expresses major concerns, ranging from pay and welfare to security, resources and dangerous equipment. Report Michael Lanigan.
• This article has been updated. Reference to the accident which took place on the Galway-Mayo border in 2009 has been removed. We wish to clarify that the Air Corps cadet David Jevens, who tragically lost his life in the incident, was not flying the Air Corps PC9 at the time of the crash, an impression that had been wrongly created in the original article. It is important to note that no blame of any kind whatsoever attached to David Jevens. We apologise to his family for any upset or distress caused.
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