Members of the Army and Defence Forces march through O’Connell Street as  part of the 1916  commemorations: Until Mary Robinson was elected president, women soldiers were forbidden to participate in ceremonial duties. Photograph: Alan Betson

Women of Honour documentary confirms pattern of discrimination and violence continues

Civilians breathe through an oxygen mask at al-Quds hospital, after a hospital and a civil defence group said a gas that they believed to be chlorine, was dropped alongside barrel bombs on a neighbourhood of the Syrian city of Aleppo, Syria, early on August 11th. Photograph: Abdalrhman Ismail/Reuters

‘The victims are described as a mother, her 10-year-old daughter and four-year-old son. The chemical agent used in the attack is d(...)

Tom Clonan: Our grandparents fought for independence at a time when PTSD was unheard of

Tom Clonan, his son Eoghan (13) and Eoghan’s care dog Duke. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

‘Eoghan’s story is one of the countless’, says Clonan as disability equality campaign launched

People place tributes to the victims of a series of co-ordinated attacks in and around Paris, at the Place de la Republique square in Paris on November 14th, 2015. Photograph: Dominique Faget/ AFP/Getty Images

Analysis: Scale of Paris attacks speaks of network behind command & control and logistics

Soldiers from the 48th Infantry Group in training ahead of peacekeeping deployment in Golan Heights. File photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin.

Plan commits to supporting growing role in peacekeeping and outlines new threats

Migrants  swimming in the area where their  boat capsized and sank off the coast of Libya on  August 5th. PhotograpH: Reuters/Italian Police

‘Ireland is regarded by international navies as a world leader in such delicate, close proximity operations’

 ‘Student gardaí should no longer be trained in isolation within the Garda College in Templemore.’ Photograph: Eric Luke /The Irish Times

A tough year for An Garda Síochána: The Garda Inspectorate Report recommends that the foundation education and training of student(...)

 Lt Gen William C Mayville Jr, briefing the media on airstrikes on Islamic State (IS) positions in eastern Syria in the Pentagon Briefing Room in Arlington, Virginia, on   September 23rd. He said that missiles took out IS command and control facilities, training camps, and explosive facilities. Photograph:  EPA/JIM LO SCALZO

Opinion: The second phase of the night-time air attacks has seen the combat debut of the US Airforce’s new ‘stealth’ aircraft – th(...)

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

Clear mission statement needed as safety of Irish troops is questioned

Iraqi Yazidi enter Iraq from Syria after fleeing  their homes when  IS militants took control of Sinjar. Photograph:   Adam Ferguson/The New York Times

Opinion: About 26 Irish citizens are estimated to be fighting with factions involved in the expansion of the Islamic State

Who dares to step out of line? “The almost universal experience of Irish whistleblowers, in both public and private sectors – whether they be soldiers, gardaí, nurses, midwives, priests or even journalists – is the immediate destruction of their chosen career path.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Speaking out against wrongdoing in the workplace should be commended, not vilified

A pair of bound hands and a breathing hole in the snow at Yangji, Korea, on January 27th, 1951 reveal the presence of the body of a Korean civilian shot and left to die by retreating communists during the Korean War. Photograph: AP Photo/Max Desfor

Book details military, political, sociological and ongoing global impact of a ‘forgotten war’

Tom Clonan with his son Eoghan (11) and Duke, Eoghan’s assistance dog, at home in Booterstown, south Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Seriously ill Eoghan (11), who is treated at the clinic, had to wait a year for a new wheelchair

UN chemical weapons experts wearing gas masks inspect one of the sites of an alleged chemical weapons attack in the Damascus’ suburb of Zamalka – “the  US has estimated that Syria possesses approximately 1,000 metric tons of chemical agent such as the neurotoxin Sarin and other variants including VX gas.” PHOTOGRAPH:  REUTERS/MOHAMMAD ABDULLAH

Regime ought to be able to produce inventory within one-week deadline

A history of the incendiary gel, often used against civilians, shows how it became a symbol of US terror

Mourners carry the body of a 17-year-old boy, in Hermel, Lebanon, on Tuesday. The boy was killed in a rocket attack on the village, which is near the Syrian border. Photograph: Bryan Denton/The New York Times

Analysis: The international community must act to dampen rising tensions

Free Syrian Army fighters prepare to launch a rocket in Deir al-Zor. International estimates put the number of Free Syrian Army fighters and assorted jihadists at about 70,000. Photograph: Reuters/Khalil Ashawi

Analysis: it is not clear what supplying weapons to the opposition might achieve

Iraqi policemen examine the remains of a car bomb in Baghdad’s Sadr City yesterday. A series of co-ordinated car bombs and blasts hit Shia  districts across Baghdad and south of the Iraqi capital, killing at least 50 people on the 10th anniversary of the US-led invasion. Photograph: Qahtan al-Sudani/Reuters

At least 50 people die in series of car bombs on Iraq invasion 10th anniversary

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