Letter of resignation was sent by Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence Alan Shatter to Taoiseach Enda Kenny today.  Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish TimesFihive

Below is the text of the letter of resignation sent by Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence Alan Shatter to Taoiseach Enda Kenny today. An Taoi(...)

President Micheal D Higgins laying a wreath to honour those who died during the Easter Rising in 1916. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Minister of State Brian Hayes has said he “fundamentally disagrees” with those who say members of Britain’s royal (...)

File image of Irish peacekeepers on patrol  in Lebanon in 2000. Photograph: Defence Forces Military Archives

Members of the Defence Forces are to be deployed in Syria as part of a United Nations observer force. The Government approved the move today, accordin(...)