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(...)

The Skelligs

Could it be that the men and women of the Air Corps have the best views in Ireland? An album they have posted to their Facebook page for the benefit o(...)

The Eclipse as seen from Trinity College main square in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The morning of the solar eclipse saw 12 of us packed into a military aircraft flying at 13,000ft, 2½ hours off the northwest coast of Ireland. A €40,(...)

Ireland’s air corps, navy and defence forces have released their statistics for 2014, which show that army bomb disposal units received 100 fewer call-outs than in 2013. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Army bomb disposal units received 100 fewer call-outs this year than in 2013, in an otherwise busy year for Ireland’s air corps, navy and defence forc(...)

Being  winched onto  dangerously inaccessible rocks in the Atlantic Ocean is  an essential part of attempts to modernise maps for Ireland’s territorial seas, which cover an estimated 220 million marine acres (over 11 times the land mass of the island of Ireland). Photograph: Screengrab from Irish Air Corps video   2:05

When mulling over the job description of ordnance survey mapper, the thought of being dramatically winched onto rugged, windswept and dangerously inac(...)

US military use of Shannon Airport has long been a bone of contention for anti-war protesters. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

The Government received over 700 requests * last year for waivers allowing them to transport * firearms and dangerous materials through Shannon Airpor(...)