Gerry Feeney  in undated photographs supplied by his family. Left, while on a trip abroad, and right, when  he was in the Army, which he joined at  age  18.

Gerry Feeney was known for his sharp intellect, generous nature and his love of living life to the fullest.The second eldest in a family of 10, the Du(...)

Independent TDs Mick Wallace and Clare Daly arrive at Ennis District Court in a case relating to an incident at Shannon Airport last July. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The US military cannot project military power in the global war on terror without the use of Shannon airport as it is currently configured. That is ac(...)

Independent TDs Mick Wallace and Clare Daly pictured  in Ennis on Tuesday where they are appearing before the District Court after  entering a restricted zone in Shannon Airport in July of last year. Photograph: Brian Arthur/Press 22.

A District Court judge has said he does not want his court to take on the role of the ‘Skibbereen Eagle’ while it hears a case involving two TDs.Judg(...)

The logo of HSBC bank. The Daily Telegraph’s departing political commentator, Peter Oborne complained this week that it had failed to cover tax evasion allegations against the bank for fear it would lose the institution’s advertising. Photograph: Pierre Albouy/Reuters

Tim Butcher, who last year published a fine book on Gavrilo Princip, the assassin whose bullet set the fire that led to the first World War, began his(...)

Mahmoud Bazzi (centre), a Lebanese national suspected of kidnapping, torturing and killing two Irish United Nations peacekeepers  in 1980, has been deported from the US over immigration offences. Photograph: US Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

A Lebanese man suspected of kidnapping, torturing and killing two Irish United Nations peacekeepers in war-torn Lebanon in 1980 has been deported from(...)

Michéal Martin’s father Paddy in an Irish Army uniform

Micheál Martin’s spidery writing is all over the printout of an email sent to him by his cousin outlining his family connections. Like many extended I(...)

Irish peacekeepers on patrol  in Lebanon. The British army does not have  experience in such operations. Photograph: Defence Forces Military Archives

A historic agreement on defence co-operation between Ireland and the UK will be signed by senior Ministers from the two countries later this month.The(...)

Poppies

Sir, – On the streets and shops of Dublin and Wicklow, I have come across numerous people wearing the poppy. Is this a sign that we, as a nation, are (...)

Re-enactors dressed in British first World War uniforms stage  a parade in Kilkenny city to remember the county’s war dead. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

It is wrong for the Government to rely on the “hopelessly inaccurate” Irish National War Memorial Records (INWMR) to determine how many Irish died in(...)

Cumann na mBan protest outside Mountjoy Prison during the Irish War of Independence. Photograph: WD Hogan /courtesy of the National Library of Ireland Cumann na mBan protest outside Mountjoy Prison during the Irish War of Independence. Photograph: WD Hogan /courtesy of the National Library of Ireland 4:23

Details of the role women played in the key conflicts in Ireland from 1916 to 1923 were unveiled in military service pension files released yesterday(...)