More specialised housing centres are required to help Defence Forces veterans stave off the threat of homelessness, a support organisation has claimed.

More specialised housing centres are required to help Defence Forces veterans stave off the threat of homelessness, a support organisation has claimed(...)

Migrants picked up by LÉ Eithne crew earlier this month. Photograph: LÉ Eithne

Some 593 people have been rescued from six vessels off the Libyan coast by the Irish ship LÉ Eithne. The Defence Forces said the rescue operations co(...)

Eoghan Ó Neachtain assisting German chancellor Angela Merkel in  Dublin in 2008. Photograph: Eric Luke

A former government press secretary who served three different taoisigh has been appointed as a director of a public relations company with strong Fin(...)

Kevin Joyce and Hugh Doherty were killed while serving on a UN mission in south Lebanon.

Minister for Defence Simon Coveney has received the report into the killing of two Irish soldiers in Lebanon 34 years ago. Former High Court judge Rod(...)

A Palestinian man  waits for a travel permit to cross into Egypt at the Rafah border crossing between Egypt and southern Gaza Strip yesterday. Photograph: Ibraheem Abu Mustafa/Reuters

Israel has claimed the Israel Defence Forces’ operation in Gaza last summer was a moral, defensive war conducted in accordance with international law.(...)

Cmdt Nile (Niall) Donohoe: displayed ‘flagrant contempt to [his] senior officer’, said military court judge. Photograph: Collins Courts

An Air Corps commandant who was found guilty of assaulting a superior officer will not face dismissal from the Defence Forces, a military court has(...)

To date, the LÉ Eithne which has on board a crew of 67 plus two Army medics, has rescued 1,153 migrants. Photograph: Irish Defence Forces 0:56

The LÉ Eithne has returned to sea after disembarking 399 migrants from north Africa whom the ship’s crew rescued from the southern Mediterranean on Sa(...)

113 migrants are rescued by the Irish Naval Services vessel LÉ Eithne on Saturday, June 5th. Photograph: Irish Defence Forces 0:56

Irish Naval Service vessel the LÉ Eithne arrived at Taranto Port in Italy at about 8am on Monday after rescuing 399 migrants in the Mediterranean. It(...)

LÉ Eithne crew responding to a distress call from a migrant boat in the Mediterranean. Photograph: Irish Defence Forces/Flickr

Naval Service personnel have rescued 12 men drifting in the Mediterranean in a boat with no fuel or drinking water. The African migrants, who were try(...)

A solider takes a moment to remember Private Caomhán Seoighe time before the unveiling of a memorial in his memory today on Inis Oírr on Friday. Pte Seoighe was kidnapped in 1981 in the Lebanon aged 20. His remains were never recovered. Photograph: Cormac Coyne.

Thousands of kilometres from where he disappeared, a lone Aran island soldier has been remembered on home sands of Inis Oírr with a monument dedicated(...)