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Smoke rises on the Syrian side of the border in Hassa, near Hatay, southern Turkey, as Turkish jet fighters hit People’s Protection Units (YPG) positions. Photograph:  Ozan Kose/AFP/Getty Images)

Last week a young British woman, Anna Campbell, died while fighting Turkish forces with the YPJ, an all-female Kurdish militia protecting the city of (...)

Martin Browne with farmers weeding their maize seed production area in East Timor.

I first visited East Timor (Timor-Leste) in 2005, as a backpacker embarking on an overland trip back home. Though I spent just over a week in the coun(...)

INM chairman Leslie Buckley, who is claiming legal privilege to prevent the ODCE from accessing 11 documents, 10 of which are communications with Derek Mizak. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The State’s corporate watchdog, the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement, is investigating matters at Independent News & Media, includi(...)

Patrick ‘Bonner’ Maher: “You can be the fittest man in the world coming back but it doesn’t make a bit of difference until you get your eye in.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Tipperary’s Patrick ‘Bonner’ Maher learnt a lot in 2017, but those lessons came at the expense of his own hurling season. Serving in his first over(...)

Francis Denvir on his 100th brthday in 2015. Photograph: Denis Boyle

Mourners were asked “to remember and honour those men who gave their lives for freedom and democracy” at the funeral of one of Ireland’s longest survi(...)

A harrowing account of arriving in Rwanda at the height of the genocide there in 1994 is among more than 150 audio files being released by the Defence(...)

 Enda Kenny with Leo Quinlan and some of the men who served with Col Patrick Quinlan in the Congo. L-R: Tadhg Quinn, Leo Boland, Noel Carey, Tom Gunne, and Sen Gerard Craughwell. Photograph: Alan Landers.

Tribute has been paid to the man who led 155 Defence Force members back to Ireland after the Siege of Jadotville in 1961. The late Col Pat Quinlan fr(...)

With over 2,300 inmates in 1850, Spike Island was by far the largest prison in the United Kingdom as it was then constituted.

Spike Island in Cork has been named as Europe’s leading tourist attraction at the prestigious World Travel Awards 2017. The former prison site beat o(...)

A recent report commissioned by the Defence Forces found it is now at a “critical point” with staff numbers well below the target of 9,500. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Defence Forces has opened a new recruitment competition amid concern over dwindling troop numbers in the military. Announcing the recruitment dri(...)

Soldier Still is at Project Arts Centre Sept 9th to 14th as part of Dublin Fringe Festival

Since ancient times, movement, in the form of close order drill, helped shape a rabble of individuals into a mass military unit. But it can also help (...)

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