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The wind farm at Bruckana on  the Laois, Kilkenny, Tipperary borders. The Irish Wind Energy Association says the restrictions outlined in the position paper “have the potential to restrict wind-farm development in 29 per cent of the available land in the Republic of Ireland”. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Building wind farms would be impossible in almost a third of the country under “deeply worrying” draft guidelines proposed by the Air Corps, the Gover(...)

A “juvenile rodent” had been seen in the dining area and main kitchen at  Casement Aerodrome  earlier in the month. File photograph: Eric Isselée

The Air Corps officers’ mess at Casement Aerodrome in Baldonnel was among nine food premises served with closure orders last month after health inspec(...)

The threat lies around take off and landing but Irish Aviation Authority rules prohibit drone use within 5km of any airfields or where it might be a hazard to aircraft. File photograph: The Irish Times

Irish Air Corps pilots are becoming increasingly concerned by drone activity around Athlone and their potential to interfere with its air ambulance se(...)

File image from 2015 of Frank McDonald at Aldborough House, Dublin. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

“There is no use pretending that Frank McDonald is aiming at a judicial and dispassionate tone. He is not. He is in a rage,” said Maurice Craig of McD(...)

President Michael D Higgins launching his Shared Ireland, Shared Island initiative at Droichead Arts Centre in Drogheda, Co Louth, on Monday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

President Michael D Higgins has claimed he was following security advice from his own office when he used the Government jet to travel to Belfast for (...)

Irish Army Mowag personnel carriers loading  onto a ship in Dublin  on their way to Chad for a UN mission

The Defence Forces has received significant extra money for purchases of new equipment next year across the Army, Air Corps and Naval Service. Morale(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe introducing the budget in Leinster House.

Below is the full statement of the Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe announcing the budget to the Dáil on Tuesday(...)

The Department said staff turnover in the Defence Forces is higher than in other areas of the public service.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The Irish Defence Forces is attempting to lure back retired personnel in a new scheme aimed at tackling ongoing staffing problems. Pilots and air tra(...)

Last week it emerged that two Naval Service vessels were unable to put to sea because of crew shortages while reservists were being used to fill gaps in another vessel. Photograph: Gaetano Lo Porto/AP

There is mounting evidence that something is seriously wrong with pay and conditions in the Defence Forces, all three branches of which are finding it(...)

 Vice Admiral Mark Mellett, Chief of Staff of the Defence Forces, and Lt Col Colm Ó Luasa at the annual conference in Breaffy House Hotel, Castlebar, Co Mayo. Photograph: Keith Heneghan

The head of the Defence Forces has sought to make a verbal submission to the Public Sector Pay Commission because of the seriousness of the military p(...)

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