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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(...)

Lisa Smith travelled to northern Syria four years ago, where she married an Isis fighter, who was later killed. Photograph: CNN

The dire humanitarian conditions in the Syrian refugee camp containing alleged Islamic State supporter Lisa Smith have prompted the Government to exam(...)

Lisa Smith (extreme right) may have overheard information on the Govermnet jet, but nothing of interest to Isis, military sources say. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins, Dublin

An Irish military intelligence inquiry concluded a former Defence Forces member gleaned little or no sensitive information before she left Ireland to (...)

Defence forces: While recruitment has stepped up, it cannot keep up with departures. Photograph: Alan Betson

So many officers trained in counterterrorism, cyberdefence and other key areas are leaving the military that the viability of the Defence Forces is no(...)

Details of an Irish woman in Syria first emerged after a TV crew working for ITV News visited a camp in northern Syria two weeks ago. Photograph: ITV

Removing Irish citizenship from an Irish woman suspected of association with Islamic State in Syria is not the right or compassionate thing to do, Tao(...)

Then taoiseach Bertie Ahern before boarding the Government Jet at Casement Aerodrome in April 2008 with Lisa Smith on the extreme right. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins, Dublin

An Irish woman, suspected of involvement with Islamic State in Syria, cannot legally be stripped of her citizenship, security and justice sources say.(...)

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