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Deputy secretary general of Nato Rose Gottemoeller with Maurice Quinn, secretary general at the Department of Defence, and Vice-Admiral Mark Mellett, chief of staff of the Defence Forces. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Foreign fighters and so-called Isis brides should face the full but fair rigours of the law when seeking to return to their countries of origin, the d(...)

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan: “It is a real challenge for Irish officials or people acting on behalf of the Irish state to enter one of the most challenging areas of conflict in the world”. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

The Government is engaging with “international actors” to help bring Dundalk woman Lisa Smith and her two-year-old daughter back to Ireland, Minister (...)

Lisa Smith: ‘You can’t blame me for what the Islamic State done. I don’t hold the same beliefs as them.’ Photograph: BBC

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said he would like to see suspected Isis supporter Lisa Smith and her child return to Ireland. Ms Smith (37) is being hel(...)

Gavin Tobin is one of several formerAir Corps  mechanics suing over alleged exposure to dangerous chemicals and solvents during their employment.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The State must disclose a range of documents to a former aircraft mechanic in the Air Corps who is suing it over his alleged exposure to dangerous che(...)

Irish Navy’s LÉ Eithne: plays key role in monitoring maritime smugglers who travel around the north of Ireland to mainland Europe in an effort to avoid detection.

The mothballing of almost one-quarter of the Naval Service’s ships will have a significant effect on the State’s ability to stop drug smuggling throu(...)

Lisa Smith: Her most likely exit from the al-Hawl camp in northeastern Syria is with the involvement of the International Committee of the Red Cross. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Lisa Smith has made a complex diplomatic situation even more difficult by doing media interviews in which she continues to stop well short of stepping(...)

Lisa Smith from Dundalk (to right of then taoiseach Bertie Ahern and Chief of Staff) converted to Islam and moved to Syria. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said former Islamic State bride Lisa Smith could possibly face criminal charges if she returns to Ireland. Mr Varadkar in(...)

A Public Sector Pay Commission report proposes a €10 million annual package to address pay issues, with the Military Service Allowance being increased by 10 per cent. Photograph: Alan Betson

The increased allowances offered to soldiers and naval personnel are a “missed opportunity to show the Defence Forces the appreciation and respect” th(...)

 The PDForra representative group is still “deeply concerned” with the Government’s approach to pay restoration. File photograph: Alan Betson

A package to increase the take-home pay of soldiers, sailors and aircrew is “not going to cut it” as it falls short of what is needed to retain member(...)

Rescue 111 crashed 20 years ago  at Tramore beach. Photograph: Irish Coast Guard/Twitter

Tributes have been paid to the four Air Corps crew members who died this day 20 years ago when their helicopter crashed at Tramore beach, Co Waterford(...)

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