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At present, there are 650 personnel serving abroad, the bulk of them (462) deployed with the UN Interim Force in Lebanon. Photograph: Alan Betson

Almost 1,700 members of the Defence Forces served in United Nations and Irish Government-mandated operations in 14 countries around the world in 2018,(...)

Retired Sgt Maj Noel O’Callaghan and his grand-daughter Aleesha Penrose (9) at an Army protest in September: 1,760 Defence Force members are on family income supplement, a collective humiliation of military personnel and their families, says Sgt Maj Noel O’Callaghan. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Retired Defence Force veterans are planning to mount a highly visible public campaign in which politicians will be targeted over what the retirees see(...)

An Army bomb disposal team has made safe two viable improvised explosive devices (IEDs) at a derelict house outside Cavan town. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

An Army bomb disposal team has made safe two viable improvised explosive devices (IEDs) at a derelict house outside Cavan town. The devices were foun(...)

Explosive Ordnance Disposal was called to the scene in Dublin shortly after 6am on Thursday. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

A man has been arrested after being found with components of an improvised explosive device in the Store Street area of Dublin on Thursday. Gardaí (...)

Army Ranger Wing/Defence Forces exercise in the Irish Sea. Photograph: Defence Forces

The Army Ranger Wing (ARW) is to double in size as the Defence Forces responds to the perceived increase in the threat of international terrorism and (...)

Currently about 6.5 per cent of Defence Forces members are women, which is slightly below the international median. Photograph: Alan Betson

Are you a young woman who likes playing football? Do you have a determination to win? If yes, prepare to be targeted by the Defence Forces, because (...)

File photograph of an Army bomb disposal team. The Defence Forces today deployed the Explosive Ordnance Disposal team in response to a request from the Garda after a suspect device was found in a private residence on the Howth Road, Raheny.

An Army bomb disposal team this afternoon rendered safe an improvised explosive device in Raheny in Dublin. The Defence Forces deployed (...)