A member of the UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) looks through binoculars at the Syrian side of the Qunietra crossing from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. An Irish Army officer is to  become the deputy force commander of the under pressure mission. Photograph: Baz Ratner/Reuters.

A senior Irish Army officer will become the deputy force commander of the under pressure United Nations deployment in the Golan Heights, Syria. Brig G(...)

Irish UN personnel on patrol in the Golan Heights in 2013.

On Saturday, Irish troops exchanged fire with Islamist insurgents in Syria. In a dramatic rescue, Irish troops of the 44th Infantry Group extracted 35(...)

The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission’s offices: the commission is just one of several State agents damaged by the surveillance affair. Photograph: Collins

There has been a broad welcome for the announcement that an independent inquiry is to be established into the bugging scandal surrounding the G(...)

May 1st, 1916: A barricade made of carts, in Great Brunswick Street, Dublin, during the Easter Rising. Photograph:  Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Earlier this week, we posted a message on The Irish Times Facebook page asking for you to tell us the stories of relatives who you think may have been(...)

Jim Sharkey, who has died in his 100th year, was known in his home city of Derry as a “labour man”. He spent much of his life working for an economica(...)

Charles Haughey with Neil Blaney in 1970 at the Arms Trial.

It has taken a long time for the truth to emerge but the finding of the Smithwick Tribunal that someone in Dundalk Garda station colluded with the IRA(...)

Standing proud with medals of service lined across their chests, 11 members of the 37th Irish Army cadet class paid tribute to president John F Kenned(...)

Irish Cadets at Arlington Cemetery for John F Kennedy’s Funeral, 1963. Photograph: Defence Forces Military Archives

The weather in Washington was cold and crisp, and the 26 Irish Army cadets were not thinking about the watching world. They just wanted to ensure t(...)

 In a moving speech at Dealey Plaza, Dallas, yesterday, Dallas mayor Mike Rawlings spoke of John F Kennedy’s legacy. Photograph: Larry W Smith/EPA

Thousands of people braved a wet, bitterly cold day to remember US president John F Kennedy and mark the moment 50 years ago when he was assassinat(...)

US President Barack Obama (2-L), first lady Michelle Obama (L), former US president Bill Clinton (2-R) and former secretary of state Hillary Clinton lay a wreath at the gravesite for president John F Kennedy at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, USA. Photograph: EPA/Pat Benic/Pool

US president Barack Obama paid tribute to the late president John F Kennedy last night, saying that 50 years after his death he stood for posterity as(...)