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Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin and Church of Ireland Archbishop of Dublin and Glendalough have encouraged parishes to ring the bells at 3pm  on Saturday. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

An invitation has been issued by Dublin’s two Archbishops for parishes to ring their church bells tomorrow (Sat), National Services Day, in honour of (...)

The PC-12 was acquired through a fast-track process to aid in the State’s response to the virus, including transporting Covid-19 tests to Germany when there was not enough HSE capacity. File photograph:

The Air Corps’ newest plane, acquired to aid in the response to the coronavirus pandemic, was used over the weekend to repatriate Irish troops from we(...)

Irish members of UNDOF wait to cross into Syrian-controlled territory from the Golan Heights in 2014. File photograph: Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images

At least seven Defence Forces peacekeeping veterans are suing the State for alleged injuries suffered when a convoy of Irish armoured vehicles was amb(...)

  President Michael D Higgins laying a wreath during the National Day of Commemoration Ceremony  at Collins Barracks in Dublin. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Ceremonies were held on Sunday in several locations across the country to mark a National Day of Commemoration for Irish men and women who have died i(...)

Generation Covid: (from left) Jack o'Neill, Megan Atkinson and Daniel Airey


    Six RAF Typhoons   headed towards counties Derry and Donegal to intercept these Russian Tupolev aircraft  on March 7th, forcing them to alter course. Photograph: RAF/PA Wire

The Government is considering the purchase of military jet aircraft that would have the capacity to intercept high-altitude planes and fully police Ir(...)

There are currently 1,015 vacancies across the Defence Forces, a 350 per cent increase since the end of 2017. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

The Government has “reneged” on its promise to stem the retention crisis in the Defence Forces and has allowed vacancies to increase by 350 per cent, (...)

An Air Corp AW139 helicopter. The fleet will not be grounded as it not is believed the incident was  due to a ‘significant mechanical defect’. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Irish Air Corps has said it will not ground its fleet of six Agusta Westland AW139 helicopters after the door of one fell off mid-flight on Thursd(...)

Inspectors examine an Air Corps AW 139 army helicopter in 2009 after its door fell off while carrying then minister Martin Cullen  in March 2009. The door was found in the nearby Killarney National Park. Photograph: Don MacMonagle

An investigation is under way after the rear door of an Air Corps helicopter detached and fell more than 250m into the grounds of a Dublin secondary s(...)

The Defence Forces has requested permission to deploy the Government jet, which is operated by the Air Corps and is the only aircraft in the corps’ fleet capable of making the journey. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The Government is making plans to rent an aircraft to evacuate Irish army officers from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) amid growing fears for (...)

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