Former members of the Defence Forces at yesterday’s commemoration at the Curragh. Photograph: Alan Betson

If the Government is seeking extra resolve over the deteriorated situation facing Irish UN peacekeepers on the Golan Heights, they need look no furt(...)

Emergency ordinance survey bomb disposal engineers take part in a training exercise as some of 130 soldiers from the 46th Infantry Group go through final preparations at the Glen of Imaal ahead of deployment to the United Nations Disengagement Observation Force in the Golan Heights region of Syria. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire.

Continued Defence Force participation in the United Nations’ peacekeeping mission on the Golan Heights (Undof) is likely to depend on the troops there(...)

 Croke Park: fans and ticket touts face exclusion for selling tickets above the actual price. Photograph:  Frank Miller

People selling All-Ireland hurling final tickets online for more than their face value were warned last night that they face a lifetime ticket ban if(...)

The operators of Dublin’s Luas light rail system, Transdev, have signed a new contract, extending for a further five year period their management of the passenger transport system. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

The operators of Dublin’s Luas light rail have signed a new contract, extending for a further five year period their management of the passenger trans(...)

The coffin of former taoiseach Albert Reynolds arriving at Shanganagh Cemetery  following his funeral service at the Church of the Sacred Heart in Donnybrook. Photograph: Maxwells/PA

The Defence Forces played the defining role on behalf of the State at the funeral of former taoiseach Albert Reynolds. When the funeral Mass ended in(...)

Suvla Bay on the Gallipoli peninsula in Turkey. ‘The landings at Suvla, which involved, among others, the 10th Irish Division, occurred in August 1915 and were the final phase of fighting before Britain, France, Australia and New Zealand withdrew, defeated, between December 1915 and January 1916. The place where it all happened is now so calm, so serene, so relaxed.’ Photograph: Peter Murtagh

Güral’s place has a neo-hippy feel about it – sort of Alexander Selkirk meets Ken Kesey. It is just about the last place on Suvla Point at the (...)

 In September 1961, 150 soldiers from A Company were ordered to protect the local population.  Photograph: Defence Force Archive

Nothing was ever said and there was never any official opprobrium attaching to them. But the men of A Company, 35th Battalion of the Defence Forces al(...)

 Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, modern Turkey’s founding father: he led the Turkish  army at Gallipoli  through June 1915, in battles  which   were  lost by the British at a terrible cost

Pte Michael Lennon of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers, singled out for special mention by Britain’s Prince Harry at a first World War memorial service in (...)

 Natasha Murtagh on the Portuguese camino

The Portuguese camino has a way of revealing its secrets unhurriedly. Running from Oporto to Santiago, 240km to the north, it takes a while for thi(...)

Lobster trays being off-loaded from the fishing boat Golden Venture at Greystones Harbour today. Photograph: Peter Murtagh/The Irish Times

Fishermen and their families staged a symbolic protest at Greystones Harbour today, landing 10 trays of locally caught lobster in protest at the absen(...)