The Defence Forces corries out some 1,600 random tests on serving personnel in 2016.

A newly-qualified Air Corps pilot is expected to “retire” from the Defence Forces on Friday having failed a drug test. The officer, a male lieutenant(...)

December was, unsurprisingly, the wettest month in 2015 with most stations in the west, south and midlands recording their worst conditions for between six and 13 years. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

Virtually every part of Ireland experienced double or triple the level of rainfall normally experienced in December. With much of the country still (...)