Senator Gerard Craughwell:  says the officer was placed 11th in the order of merit, with the top nine applicants promoted. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Department of Defence may seek advice from the Attorney General before making a decision on a controversial Army promotion procedure. Minister o(...)

Government websites have come under a sustained cyber attack.

Government websites have come under a sustained cyber attack, causing massive disruption for citizens and the public service. Websites of a number o(...)

Enda Kenny (in Brussels): “It is an entirely appropriate time to visit peacekeeping troops in view of the . . . difficulties and the challenges they face.” Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

Taoiseach Enda Kenny will visit the Golan Heights on the Syrian-Israeli border as part of a short tour of the Middle East to meet Irish soldiers. Mr(...)

The former Magee Barracks in Kildare town closed in 1998 and many of its buildings are derelict

An almost forgotten army barracks now in ruin and a prominently located 50-acre development site in the centre of Kildare town are to be offered for (...)

Further flooding in Athlone: Water levels are continuing to rise on the Shannon. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Communities battling flood waters along the Shannon received a boost on Friday when it was confirmed that water levels in parts of Athlone have subsid(...)

President Michael D Higgins’s  father was denied a military pension for 22 years. Photograph: Rafael Marchante/Reuters

The revolution will be digitised following the Department of Defence’s decision to put nearly 10 million documents covering the Easter Rising, the War(...)

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(...)

People lay flowers at the Russian Embassy in Minsk, Belarus in memory of the 224 people killed in an air crash in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula. Photograph: Tatyana Zenkovich/EPA

Safety documentation for the Airbus A321 that crashed in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula at the weekend, killing all 224 people on board, was checked by th(...)

The increasing sophistication of passport and visa fraud is becoming a major challenge, a seminar to mark the 60th anniversary of Ireland’s membership of the UN has heard. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The growing sophistication of passport and visa fraud is presenting major challenges for the Department of Foreign Affairs, a seminar on security chal(...)

The Naval Services vessel LE Samuel Beckett, which has been deployed to the Mediterranean. Photograph: Irish Naval Services

Naval Service members rescuing migrants from the Mediterranean are not entitled to full overseas service payments because they are not in danger, the (...)