Sgt Edmund O’Neill arriving at the Four Courts  for the continuation of his High Court action for damages. Photograph: Courts Collins

An Irish soldier who suffered a brain injury when the UNIFIL land cruiser in which he was travelling in Lebanon crashed, killing four of his co(...)

We came face to face with the use of violence against women in conflict ten years ago in Darfur, Sudan and chose  to no longer merely act as witnesses to it. REUTERS/Radu Sigheti

Violence against women and girls is a global issue that knows no respect for geographical boundaries, race, ethnicity, age or class. It happens in tim(...)

Seán Crowe TD:   said the work of the Lariam inquiry group was positive news for those who had been affected. .Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Minister for Defence Simon Coveney said he would be happy to meet serving or former soldiers who believed they were affected by taking the anti-mala(...)

Capt Deirdre Carbery of the Defence Forces says there is a direct correlation between gender, inequality and insecurity.

Transforming men’s attitudes and behaviours to help end violence against women and girls will be at the core of a conference on gender-based violence (...)

With a general election coming up in the next few months it is important to remember that you can only vote if you are on the official register of (...)

Elite Army Ranger Wing troops exercising in Dublin.  File photograph: Defence Forces Press Office

In the wake of the Paris terrorist slaughter and the subsequent counter-terrorist assault by police in St Denis, official Irish responses have been a (...)

Minister for Defence Simon Coveney: Incident should not interfere with decision-making process and risk assessment that we have to do sending troops abroad

The terrorist attack at a hotel in the capital of Mali that left 29 people dead would not significantly influence the Government’s decision on whether(...)

Irish troops  in eastern  Chad in 2008. When the Army Ranger Wing was about to travel there, news broke of an all-out rebel assault on the capital. Photograph:  Finbarr O’Reilly/Reuters

The terrorist attack in Mali could not have come at a more alarming time for the Irish Government. Armed extremists struck the luxury hotel in the ver(...)

Minister for Defence Simon Coveney stressed the Government would not do anything that “compromises Irish neutrality”

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Minister for Defence Simon Coveney have moved to play down concerns about Irish troops being dispatched to Mali to replace Fr(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said he had been briefed this morning by  the national security committee. Photograph: Collins

The Government is prepared to send additional Irish troops to Mali or Lebanon in order to relieve French soldiers who will be sent to fight Islamic St(...)