Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin: his department said it was cancelling the project because the economic and technical requirements for it had “fundamentally changed”. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Government has cancelled a major technology project that would have allowed it to buy cloud computing services in a way that reduced complexity (...)

The Prison Officers’ Association claims its members are being put at risk. Above, Mountjoy Prison Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

Decisions taken by management at the Irish Prison Service (IPS) have contributed to situations where staff members are being placed in danger, accordi(...)

Members of the Defence Forces on Bray seafront before a rehearsal for the annual Air Spectacular show. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The Government is committed to the policy of military neutrality, Minister of State for the Diaspora Jimmy Deenihan told the Dail.“Our military neutra(...)

The LE Aoife in Dun Laoghaire. File Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Ireland has agreed to donate the recently decommissioned LE Aoife to the Maltese armed forces as part of an agreement reached between the two countrie(...)

Minister for Defence Simon Coveney: “Significant" role for Defence Forces in 1916 centenary commemorations. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland’s Defence Forces will play a “significant” role in the Easter Rising centenary commemorations, according to Minister for Defence Simon Cove(...)

Mahmoud Bazzi (centre), is suspected of murdering two Irish soldiers serving with the United Nations 34 years ago. Photograph: PA

Minister for Defence Simon Coveney has said he hopes justice will be served in the case of Mahmoud Bazzi, the chief suspect in the 1980 murder of two (...)

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(...)