A Hawker Hunter jet does a practice run over Bray ahead of tomorrow’s Bray Air Display 2014
What’s on this weekend

Military Guard Ceremony A ceremonial military guard is to parade in Dublin today as part of an initiative to remember members of the Defence Forces wh(...)

Minister for Justice, Equality & Defence Alan Shatter performing a ministerial review of the 43rd Infantry Group before their departure for a tour of peacekeeping duty in the Golan Heights in Syria. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Irish troops serving with the United Nations mission in Syria have been caught up in fighting between the Syrian forces and anti-government armed grou(...)

“We have been assured by the United Nations that every arrangement that is possible will be put in place to ensure their safety and security,” said  Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Eamon Gilmore yesterday. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

The safety and security of Irish troops in the Middle East region has been paramount in the Government’s discussions with the United Nations on the Sy(...)

The General Michael Collins monument unveiled on the anniversary of his death at Cathal Brugha Barracks in Dublin. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A plaque in memory of Michael Collins was unveiled today to mark the 91st anniversary of his killing on August 22nd, 1922. Chief of Staff of the Defen(...)

Into Africa

It may be a largely forgotten conflict nowadays, but in the early 1960s, many Irish families were all too aware of the ongoing hostilities in t(...)