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The Air Corps’ maritime patrol aircraft was in the area at the time and saw a flare set off from the life raft and was able to winch the men out of the water.  File photograph: Irish Air Corps Flickr

The death of a mackerel fisherman off the Mayo coast in April has been attributed in part to an absence of training and a failure on the part of the c(...)

Official figures confirm the number of people departing the Defence Forces has surged in recent years.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Defence Force pay rates compare very favourably with other parts of the public service and some claims about conditions were “misleading” and “wildly (...)

Defence Forces on a UN interim force in Lebanon. Photograph: Defence Forces Press Office

The Defence Forces has had its largest loss of personnel in almost a decade despite efforts to recruit new entrants, new figures show. The Irish Time(...)

The Public Service Pay Commission is likely to propose increases in military service allowances for Army personnel  and to patrol duty allowances for Naval Service members, sources said. Photograph: Alan Betson

Increased take-home pay for members of the Defence Forces is likely to be recommended by the Public Service Pay Commission when it reports to the Mini(...)

An Air Corps helicopter drops water on a gorse fire in Co Donegal. Photograph: Air Corps/Facebook

The Air Corps has defended its response time in helping contain gorse fires in Co Donegal on Monday, saying it is not a primary fire fighting agency. (...)

President Michael D Higgins at the GPO in Dublin to mark the 103rd anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins led a commemoration marking the 103rd anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising at the GPO on Dublin’s O’Connell Street on Sun(...)

Speaking from the Al-Hawl refugee camp, Lisa Smith said she misses Ireland. Photograph: ITV News

Lisa Smith, an Irish woman who travelled to join Islamic State, has denied taking part in military activities while in Syria. In her third interview(...)

Phillips’s simulation of a developing unstable wave in the atmosphere. While  at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton he made the first computer simulation of the global climate

Today we benefit greatly from accurate weather forecasts. These are the outcome of a long struggle to advance the science of meteorology. One of the m(...)

Míchael Martin accused the Government of a “blind reliance” on recruitment over retention. File Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The number of Defence Forces personnel in 2017 increased by just three new recruits despite a “huge” year-long recruitment campaign, according to Fian(...)

Members of 59th Infantry Group pictured at the Curragh Camp last week as Minister for Defence Paul Kehoe, accompanied by  Chief of Staff of the Defence Forces, Vice Admiral Mark Mellett, reviewed the men and women of the 59th Infantry Group ahead of their six month deployment to Syria as part of United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF). Photograph: Colin Keegan/ Collins Dublin

Ireland’s Defence Forces are held in high regard by the people they serve. Whether it be assisting the Garda in protecting State institutions, patroll(...)

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