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  • Lt Gen Dermot Earley DSM

    http://www.rte.ie/news/2010/0623/earleyd.html





    The former Chief of Staff, Lieutenant General Dermot Earley, has died.

    A winner of two GAA All-Stars, he was 62 and had been ill for several months.

    He retired early from the Defence Forces earlier this month, although he was not due to stand down until next spring.

    As a young officer, he qualified as a physical education instructor and was one of the first members of the elite army rangers.

    He served on many overseas postings, including four years in New York as a senior military advisor at UN Headquarters.

    He was Chief of Staff for the past three years.

    He played Gaelic football for his native Roscommon for 20 years from 1965 to 1985.

    He was said to be one of the greatest players never to win an All-Ireland medal.

    He later went on to manage Roscommon, as well as Kildare where he lived in recent decades.

    His son, Dermot, who plays with Kildare, has also won two All-Stars and his daughter Noelle is also an All Star.

    He is survived by his wife, Mary, and their six adult children.

    In April, he was presented with the Distinguished Service Medal by Taoiseach Brian Cowen.

    He was succeeded as Chief of Staff on the 14 June by Lieutenant General Sean McCann.

    RIP

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    Rip.
    "Are they trying to shoot down the other drone? "

    "No, they're trying to fly the tank"

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    • #3
      Rip

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      • #4
        RIP

        very saddened to hear this.
        If at first you don't succeed, then call in an airstrike.

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        • #5
          Rest in Peace
          I went into an Italian restaurant and ordered dessert and they gave me tiramisu and a blindfolded horse and I said No, I said mask a pony (mascarpone)

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          • #6
            Rip

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            • #7
              Rest in Peace.
              I had the pleasure to meet him last year. A down to earth guy.

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              • #8
                RIP Sir
                If you have to do it, you always have to do it right. Either it makes a difference, or it’s good practice so that when it does make a difference, it gets done right.

                -Me.

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                • #9
                  Rip

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                  • #10
                    Rip

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                    • #11
                      May he rest in peace. One of the finest.
                      "The Question is not: how far you will take this? The Question is do you possess the constitution to go as far as is needed?"

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                      • #12
                        Rip
                        "Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied."

                        Otto Von Bismark

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                        • #13
                          Gone far too soon. We will not see his like again.
                          R.I.P


                          Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

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                          • #14
                            A true gentleman who human approach to those in need will never be forgotten , his kind words at our darkest hours meant so much as they were straight from the heart, R.I.P

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                            • #15
                              R.i.p.

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