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Two army officers are undergoing medical assessment today having been flown home from the Democratic Republic of Congo, several weeks after the Defence Forces first raised concerns about their safety. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Two army officers are undergoing medical assessment today having been flown home from the Democratic Republic of Congo, several weeks after the Defenc(...)

Members of the 1st Infantry Battalion during a ceremony to celebrate Ireland’s service and commitment to UN peacekeeping participation by the Defence Forces, An Garda Síochana and civilian personnel since 1958. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/ Collins

Public discussion of redeployment home of two Army officers in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has raised a number of issues, both operational (...)

The Government jet, at Casement Aerodrome, Baldonnel. The Government declined to send the jet to the DRC due to concerns about its range. File photograph: Alan Betson

The Defence Forces has ordered officers to prepare to deploy to a troubled region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) at short notice, raising f(...)

File photograph of  Defence Force personnel training before deployment on UN duty. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Every European Union country except Ireland has evacuated peacekeepers from Goma in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) as the security situation i(...)

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 (...)

Semida Masika, the last patient being treated for Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo, is discharged from hospital. Photograph: Reuters

Health workers danced and cheered as the last Ebola patient in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo left hospital this week. The scene took plac(...)

A man stands at the site where a plane crashed into a densely populated neighborhood in Goma, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday. Photograph: Reuters

At least 27 people were killed, including some on the ground, when a small plane crashed into a densely populated neighbourhood in the city of Goma in(...)

Former Congolese militia leader Bosco Ntaganda in the courtroom of the International Criminal Court in The Hague. Photograph: EPA/Peter Dejong

A warlord responsible for mass murder, rape and abduction in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has been sent to prison for 30 years – the longest s(...)

A boy has his temperature checked in Goma, the DRC. Photograph: Pamela Tulizo/AFP

The one-year-old daughter of the man who died of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s major city of Goma this week has the disease, the DRC(...)

A health worker looks on as he wears protective gear to mix water and chlorine in Goma, the DRC. Photograph: Pamela Tulizo/AFP/Getty Images

The second patient to be diagnosed with Ebola in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo’s main city of Goma has died after he sought treatment t(...)

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