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Holocaust survivor and former prisoner of  Nazi death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, Miriam Ziegler, shows a picture of her  and other prisoners taken in January 1945, at the camp museum  on Sunday, one day before the 75th anniversary of its liberation. Photograph: Wojtek Radwanski/AFP/Getty

President Michael D Higgins has warned that “an ugly anti-migrant sentiment is attempting to rear its head in Ireland”. This “corrupted form of popu(...)

Chief of Staff of the Defence Forces, Vice Admiral Mark Mellett, with the chair of the Remembering Edward Bransfield Committee, Jim Wilson, at the unveiling of a monument to Bransfield in his  home village of Ballinacurra in East Cork. Photograph: Barry Roche

Edward Bransfield, the pioneering Irish polar explorer and the first person to officially record discovering Antarctica, has been honoured with the un(...)

Cathal Berry is contesting the newly-enlarged Kildare South constituency. Photograph: Michael Donnelly.

Dr Cathal Berry’s newly-opened campaign office in Newbridge has the air of a military command centre. In the middle of the room, a group are gathered(...)

If and when Air Corps personnel decide to leave the forces, “they are much sought-after both as commercial pilots and by aircraft leasing companies”. Photograph: iStock

For a young person starting out, one of the best ways to earn as you learn in aviation is to get accepted into the Air Corps, which combines a high-oc(...)

President of Greece Prokopios Pavlopoulos with President Michael D Higgins at Áras an Uachtaráin. Photograph: Maxwell

It fell to Minister of State Finian McGrath to represent the Government during the State visit of president of Greece Prokopios Pavlopoulos to Áras a(...)

Sligo Rovers chairman Martin Heraghty, a former civil servant at the Department of Agriculture, is already a member of the FAI board. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

The election to succeed Donal Conway as president of the FAI will be a two-horse race between Sligo Rovers chairman Martin Heraghty and long-time Defe(...)

Cathal Berry, former second in command of the Army Ranger Wing, photographed in Chad in 2008.

The former second in command of the Army Ranger Wing is to run in the forthcoming general election on a platform of improving conditions in the Defenc(...)

Ziva Eger, chief executive of Israel’s Foreign Investment and Industrial Co-operation Authority: ‘Israel is different to Ireland. We don’t feel that competition so much. Ireland has the market [the European Union] but it does not have the technology level that we have.’

As IDA Ireland this week announced another record year of job wins for the State, its chief executive Martin Shanahan acknowledged that stiffer compet(...)

Lisa Smith arriving to the Dublin District Court on Wednesday.  Photograph: Alan Betson

The legal team of alleged Islamic State member Lisa Smith has pleaded with the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) to drop the terrorism case agains(...)

A third of those who paid to leave early had studied nautical science while others studied engineering, financial maths, geomatics, financial management, strategic risk management and global security. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Defence Forces officers have paid up to €67,000 each to buy their way out of their military careers early rather than continue to serve for the time t(...)

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