Ministrer for Justice Frances Fitzgerald and Minister of State Simon Harris , examining the armoured car which transported the wounded Michael Collins from Béal na Bláth at the annual Michael Collins and Arthur Griffith Commemoration, at Glasnevin Cemetary, Dublin, today. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Defence Forces took part today for the first time in many years at the 92nd annual commemoration in Dublin’s Glassnevin cemetery to honour founde(...)

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(...)

When broken down by cost, the health sector was responsible for the bulk of public sector sick leave in 2012 (€223 million), given the number of employees in the sector.

The cost of sick leave in the public sector is “unsustainable” and is costing the State about €430 million, internal Government documents show.The ra(...)

A march protesting the Israeli treatment of Gaza, organised by The Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) took place in Dublin yesterday, attracting thousands. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Israel was unequivocally denounced for its actions in Gaza and accused of war crimes in an unprecedented and strongly worded sermon by a senior Irish (...)

 Irish Army excercises in Port, Cork. Judge Col Campion said rules of conduct for military procedures were listed in the Defence Act. Photograph: Daragh MacSweeney/Provision

An Air Corps officer facing five court-martial charges including calling a superior a “piece of s**t” has been told his case cannot be stopped on the(...)

Palestinians ride a donkey cart as smoke rises from Gaza’s main power plant, which witnesses said was hit in Israeli shelling, in the central Gaza Strip, today. (Photograph: Reuters)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan has been urged by a local authority to summon the Israeli ambassador to Iveagh House to convey the outr(...)

Members of the Lord Edward’s Own historical re-enactment group at Kilcoole’s heritage weekend marking the north Wicklow village’s role in the Irish Volunteer gun-running 100 years ago. Photograph: Peter Murtagh

Reconciliation, diversity and reflective consideration of Ireland’s chequered modern history dominated sentiment in the Wicklow village of Kilcoole as(...)

Members of the Lord Edward’s Own historical re-enactment group taking part on Saturday in Kilcoole’s heritage weekend marking the north Wicklow village’s role in the Irish Vonunteer gun running 100 years ago. Photograph: Peter Murtagh

Themes of reconciliation, diversity and reflective consideration of Ireland’s chequered modern history dominated sentiment in the north Wicklow villag(...)

A number of houses in the Edgeworthstown area were evacuated today after a suspect device was discovered by gardaí.

A viable explosive device was discovered at a home in Co Longford this afternoon. The Defence Forces were called to the scene in Edgeworthstown after (...)

Smoke rises in the northern Gaza Strip after an Israeli air strike today. Irish doctors and medical staff protested outside the Dail today, accusing Israel of breaching international law following several attacks on Palestinian medical facilities. Photograph: Amir Cohen/Reuters

Members of the Irish medical community have staged a protest against what it calls the illegal Israeli breach of medical neutrality in Gaza through th(...)