At the state funeral of former taoiseach Albert Reynolds at Shanganagh Cemetery, Shankill, Co Dublin. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill

The Department of Defence and senior military management are to be supplied with details to support claims some soldiers have been sleeping in thei(...)

Defence Forces Chief of Staff Lieut Gen Conor O’Boyle has said he was surprised at Pdforra’s suggestion this week that some soldiers were sleeping in (...)

Personnel from the 46th Infantry Group, who were deployed with the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force in the Golan Heights. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Irish troops involved in live fire incidents on United Nations (UN) duty in the Middle East have begun to exhibit symptoms of post-traumatic stress an(...)

Kilkenny Castle and John’s Bridge in Kilkenny city, winner of the Irish Tidy Town 2014. Photograph: Pat Moore.

On a sunny September afternoon’s stroll through its spick and span city centre, it’s not a challenge to wonder how the adjudicators gave Kilkenny the (...)

Members of the Defence Forces training at the Curragh. Rules that will force the first batch of Defence Forces troops to retire next year while still as young as in their late 30s were introduced to ensure the military was physically fit and adaptable, Minister for Defence Simon Coveney has said. File photograph: Peter Thursfield

Rules that will force the first batch of Defence Forces troops to retire next year while still as young as in their late 30s were introduced to ensure(...)

Dermot Rooney, who died after his prison release

A few months after Dermot Rooney died, his family received a letter from a woman in Donnybrook, Dublin, where he used to sleep rough. She spoke of his(...)