Far from being a 19th century creation, as unionists might like to think, the Irish Tricolour can be found in the very bedrock of our island, h(...)

Sgt Edmund O’Neill arriving at the Four Courts  for the continuation of his High Court action for damages. Photograph: Courts Collins

An Irish soldier who suffered a brain injury when the UNIFIL land cruiser in which he was travelling in Lebanon crashed, killing four of his co(...)

Capt Deirdre Carbery of the Defence Forces says there is a direct correlation between gender, inequality and insecurity.

Transforming men’s attitudes and behaviours to help end violence against women and girls will be at the core of a conference on gender-based violence (...)

 French president Francois Hollande and US president Barack Obama shake hands during a joint news conference at the White House, November 24th, 2015 in Washington, DC. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

French President Francois Hollande said on Tuesday the United States and France have agreed to step up strikes in Syria and Iraq to target Islamic Sta(...)

Further external interventions would provoke deeper regional upheavals and send more refugees and instability towards Europe.  ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP/Getty Images

The Paris atrocities pose stark political choices in Europe and the Middle East, both of which are struggling with the fallout from Syria’s devastatin(...)

Minister for Defence Simon Coveney: Incident should not interfere with decision-making process and risk assessment that we have to do sending troops abroad

The terrorist attack at a hotel in the capital of Mali that left 29 people dead would not significantly influence the Government’s decision on whether(...)

Irish troops  in eastern  Chad in 2008. When the Army Ranger Wing was about to travel there, news broke of an all-out rebel assault on the capital. Photograph:  Finbarr O’Reilly/Reuters

The terrorist attack in Mali could not have come at a more alarming time for the Irish Government. Armed extremists struck the luxury hotel in the ver(...)

Policemen escort five Syrian men after they were detained at Toncontin international airport in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Photograph: Stringer/Reuters

A group of five Syrians paid smugglers $10,000 (€9,340) each to travel through multiple countries before being detained for carrying false Greek docum(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said he had been briefed this morning by  the national security committee. Photograph: Collins

The Government is prepared to send additional Irish troops to Mali or Lebanon in order to relieve French soldiers who will be sent to fight Islamic St(...)

A peshmerga soldier on Highway 47, which links Mosul and Raqqa: Families of Islamic State fighters are believed to be  attempting to flee to Mosul in Iraq where IS also holds sway. Photograph: Bryan Denton/The New York Times

Residents in Islamic State’s de facto capital Raqqa are trapped in the Syrian city as the militants attempt to consolidate and put a brave face on re(...)