Gang-plank goes ashore from the first Irish warship, the LE Macha. Photograph: Defence Forces 1:46

A long forgotten record of the return to Ireland of the remains of WB Yeats has emerged from the Military Archives and is available online to coinc(...)

To date, the LÉ Eithne which has on board a crew of 67 plus two Army medics, has rescued 1,153 migrants. Photograph: Irish Defence Forces 0:56

The LÉ Eithne has returned to sea after disembarking 399 migrants from north Africa whom the ship’s crew rescued from the southern Mediterranean on Sa(...)

The man and woman featured in posters opposing the same sex marriage referendum have denounced the use of their image and say they support “completely” the proposed change to the Constitution.  Photograph: Adam Hills Official Page/Facebook.

The man and woman featured in posters opposing the same sex marriage referendum have denounced the use of their image and say they support “completely(...)

Irish members of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (Undof) sit on their armoured vehicles in the Golan Heights. Photograph: Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images)

Two soldiers serving with the UN peacekeeping mission on the Golan Heights were wounded yesterday when a mortar bomb exploded at their base, Camp Zio(...)

President Michael D Higgins has voiced pointed criticism of the international community, and of the European Union in particular, for failing to deal(...)

President Michael D Higgins places carnations on the graves of  soldiers at the 57th Turkish Regiment cemetery and memorial site in Gallipoli. Photograph: Burhan Ozbilici/AP

True worshipers are those who tread gently on the earth, said the Rev Lance Lukin, quoting the Koran. And then the principal chaplain of the New Zeala(...)

Prince Charles, President Michael D Higgins,   Prince Harry and President of the Republic of Turkey  Recep Tayyip Erdogan at Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey, at the Commonwealth and Ireland service to Commemorate the centenary of the Gallipoli landings. Photograph: Chris Bellew/Fennell Photography

There are white carnations on the graves of the erstwhile forgotten Irish of V Beach this morning.They were put there by a president and by his wife, (...)

Company commander Comdt Paul Kelly briefing his men before the platoon rotation at UN post 80. “The mission is to ride in a fast, effective and orderly manner,” he tells his section commanders

The dawn sun was doing its best to peek from under low cloud as a chilly early breeze blew across Camp Ziouani. The Mowag armoured personnel carriers (...)

A UN ceasefire observer gives orders.  Photograph: Irish Defence Forces

Commandant David Lavin is the United Nations ceasefire equivalent of a lighthouse keeper.He works at UN observation post No 51 in the Israeli-occupied(...)

Lieut Ronan O’Brien:  training at the Glen of Imaal (Camp Coolmoney) before departing for UN duty in Syria.

Ronan O’Brien is a fresh- faced, smiling, happy-go- lucky 27-year-old sitting beside his girlfriend, Lisa Dunbar, who clearly adores him, in a cafe i(...)