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 (...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny with Tánaiste Joan Burton at the launch of the Government’s Capital Investment Plan, at Heuston station, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Government on Tuesday announced a capital plan worth €27 billion over the next six years. The capital programme aims to provide for major infrastr(...)

Refugees aboard the  Irish Naval vessel LE Niamh en route to Palermo, Sicily after they were rescued from the Mediterranean Sea when their boat capsized. Photograph:  Irish Defence Forces/PA

As with too many human rights issues, it took one profoundly powerful image of another human’s suffering to so traumatise our collective conscience th(...)

Brian Purcell, who asked to be moved from the position of secretary general in the Department of Justice in July 2014. Photograph: Frank Miller

None of the applicants for the vacant role of secretary general of the Department of Justice qualified for a second interview, it has emerged. Ther(...)

Military veteran David Croft brings flowers to a memorial near where the shooting in Chattanooga, Tennessee took place. Photograph: EPA.

Investigators on Friday sought to determine what led a 24-year-old gunman to open fire at two military offices in Chattanooga, Tennessee, killing four(...)

Tony O’Malley, chief executive of Fujitsu Ireland, says the   Army exposes you to people management at an early stage.

Running a technology services company may not seem like it has much in common with being in the Irish Army, but for Fujitsu Ireland’s new chief execut(...)

Interior of the  Learjet 45 aircraft at Casement Aerodrome in Baldonnel. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

The Government jet was sent to Mayo to collect Taoiseach Enda Kenny last month after a day spent meeting local Fine Gael councillors and opening a new(...)