More specialised housing centres are required to help Defence Forces veterans stave off the threat of homelessness, a support organisation has claimed.

More specialised housing centres are required to help Defence Forces veterans stave off the threat of homelessness, a support organisation has claimed(...)

Minister for Defence Simon Coveney. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Authorities here are concerned about the threat of “lone wolf” terrorists and the possibility of terrorism groups using the State as a base, a draft W(...)

Jerry O’Callaghan: “Brazil has been dealt a really bad hand of cards in terms of how it has been perceived globally.” Photograph: Rui Nagae

To the Irish Farmers’ Association, Jerry O’Callaghan might as well be one of the four horsemen of the Apocalypse. This third son of a small farm west (...)

Minister for Defence Simon Coveney: “we must take sides at different times, on different issues and in different conflicts”

Thirty-eight defence attaches are accredited to Ireland but just two are based in the State, according to Minister for Defence Simon Coveney. He told(...)

Kevin Joyce and Hugh Doherty were killed while serving on a UN mission in south Lebanon.

Minister for Defence Simon Coveney has received the report into the killing of two Irish soldiers in Lebanon 34 years ago. Former High Court judge Rod(...)

Fine Gael TD John Deasy: has pushed for Enterprise Ireland to assess the underutilised harbours. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A group of large harbours across the State is not being used adequately to promote and develop fishing and seafood, the Dáil Public Accounts Committe(...)

The military pensions archives  provide a definitive answer to the question which has been the butt of many jokes over the generations - how many were in the GPO during Easter Week? The answer is 508.  File photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

After almost 100 years we may at last have the definitive answer to an age-old question - how many were “out” in 1916? The figure is 2,558 involved o(...)

Minister Simon Coveney said previously the cow in Louth was most likely to have contracted the disease, if it proves to be the case, from contaminated feed. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney has said he expects to be able to reveal test results from a suspected case of BSE in Co Louth on Thursday of t(...)

The case centres on a five-year-old Robunt cow which was found dead on a dairy farm close to Louth village.

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney is expected to reveal the test results on a suspected case of BSE in Co Louth later this week. If confirmed, i(...)

Minister for Health Simon Coveney, who has said there was no risk to human health. Photograph: Eric Luke

The international community should “in no way” seek to restrict the trade in, or consumption of, Irish beef because of a suspected BSE case in the R(...)