Members of the Defence Forces form a Guard of Honour at the State Ceremony to mark the Centenary of the founding of the Irish Volunteers in 2013. File photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The Government’s new White Paper on Defence includes a new employment support scheme aimed at disadvantaged young people. Defence Forces personnel wil(...)

A woman is  recovering in hospital after having taken the trail between Doolin and Hags Head, where she lost her footing north of O’Brien’s Tower at the Cliffs of Moher. File photograph: Getty Images

Two people are recovering in hospital following separate incidents in north Clare on Friday. A man in his 50s was airlifted to hospital after he was i(...)

Pilgrims at the summit of Croagh Patrick, Co Mayo, on Sunday. The annual climb takes place every year on the last Sunday in July. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

When high winds whisked the glass oratory off the tiny church on Croagh Patrick’s summit, John Cummins knew the mountain was in trouble. Cummins, who (...)

The establishment of a permanent Emergency Aeromedical Support (EAS) service is a most welcome development. Operated by the Air Corps and the National(...)

 President Micheal D Higgins laying a wreath on behalf of the Irish people during the National Day of Commemoration at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Ireland’s war dead and Defence Force personnel who died while serving on UN missions were remembered in a formal military and religious ceremony at th(...)

A Dublin Fire Brigade spokesman said there is one fire truck fighting the blaze at Martello Tower. There are no houses in the vicinity. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Firefighters are continuing to tackle a gorse fire at Martello Tower, Howth, Co Dublin. A spokesman for the Dublin Fire Brigade said there is one fir(...)

Crew members boarding the LÉ Samuel Beckett. The Government did not charge Disney Lucasfilm for use of the vessel during filming of the new Star Wars movie on Skellig Michael.    File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Government did not charge Disney Lucasfilm for use of a Naval Service ship and Air Corps helicopter last year when scenes from the latest Star (...)

Cmdt Nile (Niall) Donohoe: displayed ‘flagrant contempt to [his] senior officer’, said military court judge. Photograph: Collins Courts

An Air Corps commandant who was found guilty of assaulting a superior officer will not face dismissal from the Defence Forces, a military court has(...)

Skellig Michael.  Star Wars filming may return to the Skelligs this year, following last summer’s controversial use of the Unesco world heritage site. Photograph: David Sleator

Star Wars may return to Skellig Michael this autumn, following last summer’s controversial use of the Unesco world heritage site as a film set. The (...)

 Capt Derek Furniss (32) (l) and Cadet David Jevens (22), who were killed when their training plane crashed at Cornamona, Co Galway. Mr Jevens’s parents have won the right to amend a military court report into the incident. Photograph: Billy Doyle/Defence Forces/PA Wire

The parents of an Air Corps cadet, who died after his training aircraft crashed near Cornamona, Co Galway, more than five years ago, have won their ba(...)