Vanessa Nee, sister of the late Pte Hugh Doherty who was killed with Pte Caomhán Seoighe in Lebanon in 1981. Neither body has ever been found. Photograph: Declan Doherty.

A memorial to an Aran Islands soldier whose body was never found after he was killed in south Lebanon will be unveiled by Minister for Defence Simon C(...)

Voters have rejected the opportunity to reduce the minimum age for candidates from 35 to 21 years of age. 2:14

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said the presidential age referendum got “sidelined” because attention was focused on the same-sex marriage poll. The (...)

Gardaí and members of the Defence Forces have undergone training to prepare them to work in prisons in the event prison officers take industrial actio(...)

 President Michael D Higgins lays a wreath, with Taoiseach Enda Kenny in the background, while flanked by members of a graveside honour guard drawn from the 91st Cadet Class during the 1916 leaders commemoration ceremony at  Arbour Hill Cemetery, Dublin, May 6th, 2015. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times 0:55

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and President Michael D Higgins were present at Arbour Hill cemetery on Wednesday for the last State commemoration of the leaders(...)

A retired judge was appointed by Minister for Defence Simon Coveney to examine what happened on April 27th 1981 when Privates Hugh Doherty and Kevin Joyce were killed in south Lebanon.

Former High Court Judge Roderick Murphy has received an extension to complete his review of the circumstances of the deaths 34 years ago of two Irish (...)

Changes to health insurance rules introduced last week put pressure on more than 1,000 officers serving in the Defence Forces to take out private health insurance even though they already have full medical cover as part of their terms of employment.

Changes to health insurance rules introduced last week put pressure on more than 1,000 officers serving in the Defence Forces to take out private heal(...)

Irish Military War Museum founder and curator William Sullivan  in the museum in Collon, Co Louth. Photograph: Barry Cronin

Exhibits at the Irish Military War Museum near Collon, Co Meath, explain the “complex political background” to the involvement of Irish men in two Wor(...)

Labour TD Michael McNamara will not lose the party whip, despite voting against the Government on the bill. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Labour Party TD Michael McNamara has voted against the Government and for his own Bill which would allow gardaí to strike and to join a trade union.Th(...)

 Capt Derek Furniss (32) (l) and Cadet David Jevens (22), who were killed when their training plane crashed at Cornamona, Co Galway. Mr Jevens’s parents have won the right to amend a military court report into the incident. Photograph: Billy Doyle/Defence Forces/PA Wire

The parents of an Air Corps cadet, who died after his training aircraft crashed near Cornamona, Co Galway, more than five years ago, have won their ba(...)

President Michael D Higgins places carnations on the graves of  soldiers at the 57th Turkish Regiment cemetery and memorial site in Gallipoli. Photograph: Burhan Ozbilici/AP

True worshipers are those who tread gently on the earth, said the Rev Lance Lukin, quoting the Koran. And then the principal chaplain of the New Zeala(...)