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Shortly after publication of the review, chief of staff Mark Mellett ordered his second in command, Brig Gen Adrian Ó Murchú, to investigate its “content”, emails show. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A row has broken out between the Department of Defence and the Defence Forces over the publication of an article in a military journal that criticised(...)

PDFORRA represents about 8,500 enlisted personnel across the Army, Naval Service and Air Corps and said there was a clear disparity between HSE staff being paid just over €80 for an eight-hour sleepover shift and its members being paid a €48 security duties allowance for 24 hours. File photograph: Alan Betson

The number of people leaving the Defence Forces had reached “crisis” proportions but could be alleviated if personnel deployed on duties of 24 hours o(...)

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(...)

File image of an Air Corps helicopter  in Co Wicklow. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Cabinet will today consider proposals for a €10.1 million package of pay increases for members of the Defence Forces. Military service allowances(...)

NCT centre Dublin. File photograph: Dave Sleator

The company that operates the National Car Test (NCT) has been given a six-month extension to its contract by the Road Safety Authority. Applus Car (...)

Members of the Defence Forces on O’Connell Street as part of the Commemorations to mark the 90th Anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising. Photograph: Alan Betson

Members of the Defence Forces have described an organisation that is now in crisis, coping with poor pay, declining training standards and ever more p(...)

Members of the Defence Forces taking part in a 2013 State engagement. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Government has moved to address a growing crisis in the Defence Forces over falling numbers and increased levels of highly skilled personnel optin(...)

Richie Boucher will remain in his role as Bank of Ireland chief executive until a successor is found. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Richie Boucher is to step down as Bank of Ireland chief executive later this year, after more than eight years in the role. The bank announced on F(...)

Caitríona Lucas, the Coast Guard volunteer who died during a search and rescue operation in Kilkee, Co Clare, last year.

The British Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) is reviewing the circumstances surrounding the death of Irish Coast Guard volunteer Caitríona Lucas o(...)

Members of the Air Corps in Merrion Square in Dublin. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

Defence Forces officers have expressed concern at the ability of the Army, Naval Service and Air Corps to respond if there was a terrorist attack in t(...)