League Welfare Concerns Vindicated as MOD Pay £2m to Cadet Abuse Victims

January 22, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE The Celtic League has once again written to Children Commissioners in several of the Celtic countries expressing concern about the monitoring of cadet forces. The League had outlined concerns about the adequacy of child welfare in such bodies

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League Condemn Irish British Military Training Agreement

January 18, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE The Celtic League expresses its grave concern over a military training agreement to be signed between United Kingdom and Irish Ministers later this month. The Celtic League are well aware of the high reputation and integrity that Irish

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Opposition to British Irish Military Agreement

January 16, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE An agreement to be signed later this month which will ostensibly see Irish troops train British Army troops in ‘peace-keeping duties’ has drawn swift criticism from the Peace and Neutrality Alliance (PANA). Spokesperson Roger Cole said: “We are

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Irish Government Urged to Seek release of Secret MoD CR Gas Files

December 15, 2014

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE The Celtic League has asked the Irish government to add its voice to the calls for secret files covering (Operation Pagoda) – the stockpiling and use of CR gas by British security forces in Ireland – to be

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MoD Pressed to Published Files on Operation Pagoda

December 15, 2014

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE The Celtic League have written to the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence asking when it will release forty year old files on Operation Pagoda which covered the deployment and use of CR Gas in Ulster in the 1970s.

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Army Evade Questions Over Rape Case Soldier Who Absconded

July 27, 2013

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE The British military have evaded answering questions about a soldier accused of rape in the Isle of Man who absconded whilst bailed to British Army custody. The League had written to the Ministry of Defence earlier this month

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Cadet Death: Man In Court On Health and Safety Charges

December 24, 2011

An incident involving the death of an Army Cadet which prompted the Celtic League to query the MOD as to whether previous tragic lessons had been learned has resulted in a man facing the Scottish courts this week. Major George McCallum appeared at

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RAF: Troubled Trainer Claims Another Victim

November 21, 2011

Almost a decade after the Celtic League called for more transparency over the operational safety record of the RAF Hawk jet trainer, another aircrew member has been killed in an accident last week at RAF Scampton. The Celtic League has monitored the somewhat

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British Government Disingenuous Over Afghan Death Toll

November 26, 2010

Part of the terrible cost borne by civilians as a result of the NATO intervention in Afghanistan has been revealed in a response by the British Ministry of Defence following a query by the Celtic League. The MOD says that almost £400,000 has

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MOD Recruitment Website Criticisms

May 18, 2010

The Celtic League has castigated the British Ministry of Defence for including on its recruitment website specific information saying that citizens of the Republic of Ireland are eligible to join the British Army. Earlier this month there was concern in Ireland when unemployed

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