‘I can’t keep risking my life for €36’ – Soldier forced to leave dream Defence Forces role

A former army bomb squad expert has said he was holding an Improvised Explosive Device in his hands the moment he realised he had to leave the Defence Forces for better pay.

Mark Keely is now earning three times his military salary after resigning his position in the Defence Forces and taking on a new role in the private sphere.

On The Pat Kenny Show this morning, he said he never wanted to be anything except a soldier, saying the position was a vocation for him “ever since I was child in a buggy”.

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Source: NewsTalk