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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at the National Famine Commemoration in  Sligo. Photograph: James Connolly

The best way we can honour those who suffered and died during the Great Famine is by showing empathy with those who are suffering today, the Taoiseach(...)

Members of the Defence Forces, Army, Navy and Aer Corp at the GPOin Dublin during the Easter Sunday Commemoration, marking the 103rd Anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Personnel in the Defence Forces may benefit by less than €1 per day before tax from increases in allowances aimed at tackling recruitment and retentio(...)

 Ireland’s Sarah McTernan  performs during a dress rehearsal ahead of the second semi-final of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv. Photograph: Reuters/ Ronen Zvulun

Ireland’s Eurovision entry, Sarah McTernan, takes to the stage in the contest’s second semi-final on Thursdsay in Tel Aviv, hoping to become only the (...)

The Public Service Pay Commission is likely to propose increases in military service allowances for Army personnel  and to patrol duty allowances for Naval Service members, sources said. Photograph: Alan Betson

Increased take-home pay for members of the Defence Forces is likely to be recommended by the Public Service Pay Commission when it reports to the Mini(...)

Members of the Royal Netherlands Air Force carry the coffin of  Major Jan Linzel on Thursday in Glengarriff, Co Cork.  Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney /Provision

Members of the Royal Netherlands Air Force gathered in a quiet country graveyard in West Cork on Thursday to honour one of the last of their famous Ma(...)

An image of the drugs seized in Co Meath. Photograph: An Garda Síochána.

Cannabis herb with an estimated street value of €2.5million has been seized along with two hand grenades following a Garda operation in Co Meath. Gar(...)

Members of Saoradh after they marched in Dublin on the 103rd anniversary of the 1916 Rising: The State must stop legitimising 1916 retrospectively. Photograph: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ie

It took the murder of Lyra McKee in Derry on April 18th to expose the moral bankruptcy, even blasphemy where Christians are concerned, that lies at th(...)

Attendees at the rally called on the Government to improve pay and conditions for members of the Defence Forces. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

The Government must address the crisis in the Defence Forces which has now reached the point where its effectiveness is so broken that it can no longe(...)

In recent weeks there has been a succession of announcements by Ministers which would indicate that the grip of the Department of Public Expenditure may be loosening. Photograph: Getty Images

The Government will be very relieved the dispute by 40,000 nurses which caused chaos in the country’s hospital system this year has been brought to a (...)

A loaded Makarov 9mm pistol and silencer was located in the search. Photograph: An Garda Síochána

A loaded pistol, shotgun cartridges and bullets have been found on waste ground in west Dublin by gardaí targeting feuding gangs in the area. Gardaí,(...)

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