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A Government spokesman said eight to 10 Defence Forces personnel would be involved in the EU battlegroup. Photograph: Defence Forces

Irish Defence Forces personnel will join a German-led EU battlegroup in 2020, the Cabinet decided on Tuesday. Minister of State for Defence Paul Keh(...)

Kurdish boys, refugees from Kobane, pictured in a refugee camp in Suruc, Turkey, in 2015, as they wait to return to Syria. Photograph: Getty

Children caught in war zones are increasingly being used as weapons of war – recruited to fight, forced to act as suicide bombers, and used as human s(...)

An undated photograph of New York bombing suspect Akayed Ullah. Photograph:  AFP/NYC Taxi & Limousine Commission

US prosecutors on Tuesday brought federal charges against the man suspected of Monday’s bombing of a New York commuter hub. Akayed Ullah (27), from B(...)

Ex-soldier Anthony Cole (51), a father of three of Duneoin, Carrigaline, Cork, had sued the Minister for Defence and the Attorney General after he was given Lariam, also known as Mefloquine

A former soldier who sued the Defence Forces over being given the anti-malarial drug Lariam when serving overseas in Chad has settled his High Court a(...)

Women  mourn victims of suicide bomb attacks in the regional capital of Maiduguri in northeast Nigeria, on November 16th. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

A suicide bomber killed at least 50 people at a mosque in northeastern Nigeria on Tuesday, the biggest mass killing this year in a region facing an in(...)

Sgt Valerie Cole 55th Infantry Group Irish Defence Forces. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Federica Mogherini, the European Union’s foreign policy chief, has worked for the last year with EU states on plans to deepen EU co-operation in secur(...)

A harrowing account of arriving in Rwanda at the height of the genocide there in 1994 is among more than 150 audio files being released by the Defence(...)

 Anthony Cole from Cork outside the Four Courts where  his High Court action for damages is being heard. Photograph: Collins Courts

A former soldier who was given the anti-malarial drug Lariam for an overseas tour of duty in Chad has told the High Court he had experienced nightmare(...)

The aim of the scam is to encourage those who see a missed call on their phone to ring the number, after which they will be ripped off. Photograph: Getty Images

What happens if you return that missed call from Liberia? Or the Comoros, Tunisia or the Coook Islands? Disappointingly, the answer is not a lot, alth(...)

Readers who plan to visit the US are required to apply for an Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) under the visa waiver system. You can (...)

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