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General picture of the junction of Chord Road and Constitution Hill Drogheda, Co Louth, where a pipe bomb was found in a pub toilet. Photograph: Google Street

Several homes were evacuated in Drogheda, Co Louth on Tuesday night after the discovery of a viable explosive device in a pub. Following a request f(...)

Yosuke Sasaki died following a knife attack in Dundalk on Wednesday. Photograph: Facebook

Gardaí have found no evidence that yesterday’s attack by an Egyptian teenager is related to terrorism. And it has said that in the wake of the attack(...)

Gardaí examine a sealed-off scene at Seatown, Dundalk, Co Louth, near the scene of a fatal attack on Avenue Road on Wednesday morning. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins

Security sources caution against reading too much, too early into the Dundalk attacks, but all agreed that it falls into a well-worn pattern, whateve(...)

Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin was the principal celebrant at Mass for World Day of Peace in the Church of the Sacred Heart in Donnybrook Dublin on Monday. Photograph: John McElroy

President Michael D Higgins was praised as “our best diplomat” and for “the extraordinary work he does,” at the World Day of Peace Mass in Dublin on M(...)

 Irish Defence Forces soldiers pictured  in southern Lebanon in 2007. The government considered ending Ireland’s involvmenent in the Unifil mission 20 years earlier after  a corporal was killed in January 1987.  Photograph: Kate Geraghty

The death of a Defence Forces corporal serving with the United Nations peacekeeping force in Lebanon prompted the government to consider withdrawing f(...)

Secretary to the government Dermot Nally wrote  to say it was the view of the taoiseach’s department that because of the ‘highly sensitive nature of the issues involved’, other departments should be consulted on a ‘limited and confidential basis’.  Photograph: Paddy Whelan

References in the State’s wartime emergency plan about the security situation in Northern Ireland were deleted at the request of the department of the(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at UN Post 2-45 where Irish troops are serving in Lebanon. Photograph: Jack Power

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar began his trip of the Irish peacekeeping troops in south Lebanon on Friday, visiting UN post 2-45, the main outpost for Irish D(...)

Alan Brogan: “I had 13, 14 really good years with Dublin, and I knew my race was run. I was 34, with a very good team coming behind me, so I knew it was time to step away.” Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The first time Alan Brogan ran the GOAL Mile he cared less about the charitable aspect and more about beating his brothers. Things have changed since (...)

A file image of members of the Defence Forces taking part in a training exercise. Image: Defence Forces/Garda.

A Corporal in the Defence Forces who was injured in a mock riot control exercise at Cathal Brugha Barracks in Dublin, has been awarded almost €28,000 (...)

A report into allegations made by Lt Col Jerry Lane was not given to him, the High Court heard on Monday.

A senior army officer has launched a High Court challenge over the State’s refusal to provide him with an independent report into his allegations of c(...)

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