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Military spending to top €1bn for only second time as protection is beefed up


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Beefed up: Army  Rangers show off some of their equipment

Beefed up: Army Rangers show off some of their equipment

Beefed up: Army Rangers show off some of their equipment

New armoured vehicles are being bought for the Defence Forces while others are being upgraded to beef up force protection for Irish peacekeepers serving overseas.

Money to fund the measures has been allocated in the defence budget, which, at €1.04bn, is the second time it has topped €1bn.


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