The Garda requested the Defence Forces to attend the scene at Broadstone, in the north Dublin city area, after  bomb parts were discovered on Thursday, January 22nd, 2015. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Bomb components were made safe by an Army bomb disposal team in Phibsboro, Dublin, on Thursday afternoon. The Garda requested the Defence Forces to a(...)

A member of the Naval Service has won his action aimed at preventing his discharge from the Defence Forces over injuries he sustained several years ago while playing football.

A member of the Naval Service has won his action aimed at preventing his discharge from the Defence Forces over injuries he sustained several years ag(...)

Drones could  be used to monitor isolated areas where gardaí believe fuel smugglers were operating or criminals were storing drugs or other contraband.  File photograph: Getty Images 1:22

The Garda is considering the use of robotic drones that could be deployed on covert surveillance flights or to overtly aid other police work.The Irish(...)

Clare Daly: Independent TD  argues that as Ireland was a neutral country, its Defence Forces personnel should never have had any involvement with the occupational forces in Afghanistan. Photograph: Alan Betson

A demand by Independent TD Clare Daly for a withdrawal of Irish troops from Afghanistan was rejected by Minister for Defence Simon Coveney. The Minis(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin greets Shaikh Hussein Halawa, the imam of the Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland after Mass in the Pro-Cathedral. Photograph: John McElroy.

The need to build “a culture of dialogue and respect’’ was stressed by Archbishop of Dublin Dr Diarmuid Martin at a Mass in the Pro-Cathedral in solid(...)

The signing later this month of a defence co-operation agreement between Ireland and the UK by Minister for Defence Simon Coveney and British defence (...)

Doctors at an Ebola Treatment Center in Kailahun, Sierra Leone, Photograph: Daniel Berehulak/The New York Times

A Defence Forces medical team is to be trained in combating the Ebola virus before flying out to Sierra Leone this month. It is the first time a Defen(...)

Israeli soldiers watch the Syrian side of the border near the Quneitra crossing point between Syria and Israel, September 2014. Irish troops will be in “the area of separation” until June 30th. Photograph: EPA/ATEF SAFADI

With the UN Security Council recently extending the mandate for its Golan Heights peacekeeping force by six months, Irish troops will be in the “area (...)

Crisis workers at an Ebola treatment centre in Sierra Leone. The Government has pledged €780,000 to fund ambulances and burial teams in the country to help fight the virus. Photograph: Daniel Berehulak/NYT

The Government has announced that it is to provide almost €780,000 to fund ambulance and burial teams in Sierra Leone, where the Ebola virus has claim(...)

There is a serious problem of human trafficking in Ireland and the Church and other voluntary bodies had a responsibility to address it, the Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has said. File photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

There is a serious problem of human trafficking in Ireland and the Church and other voluntary bodies had a responsibility to address it, the Catholic (...)