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A member of the Reserve Defence Forces (RDF) has brought a High Court challenge over a decision to discharge him on grounds he is a risk to national s(...)

Defence Force members training at the Glen of Imaal. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The programme for government maintains that when the Commission on the Defence Forces completes its work, the Cabinet will establish a permanent pay r(...)

The department has suggested looking at whether existing pay and remuneration structures for military personnel are “fragmentary, overly complex” or out of date and if there is “scope for consolidation, modernising and streamlining”. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The Department of Public Expenditure has signalled that it would like to see further reviews of allowances paid to hundreds of thousands of staff acro(...)

Mourners attend the funeral for Monaghan GAA U20 star Brendan Og Duffy at St McCartan’s Cathedral in Monaghan. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A rising GAA star who was killed in car crash hours after leading his county team to victory brought love, kindness and happiness to all who knew him,(...)

LÉ Niamh: Crew  take  part in exercises on the ship’s deck, which is   currently moored on the Dublin quays. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

The number of patrol days cancelled by the Naval Service this year due to a lack of sailors is already four times greater than in the whole of 2020. (...)

Col Quinlan also recommended that of the 33 men, five of them should also be awarded the Military Medal for Gallantry (MMG), the Irish army’s highest award.

Only the commanding officer of those involved in the Jadotville siege in the Congo 60 years ago has been recommended for a medal. An independent revi(...)

An Garda Síochána will mark the centenary of its foundation next year. Photograph:  Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

The Garda is to spend up to half a million euro on memorabilia to commemorate the foundation of the organisation 100 years ago. Management is seeking(...)

Maj Gen Seán Clancy will take over as chief of staff of the Defence Forces on September 29th. Photograph: Defence Forces

Maj Gen Seán Clancy has been appointed as the incoming chief of staff of the Defence Forces, becoming the first Air Corps officer to hold the role. T(...)

President Michael D Higgins inspecting the 27 Infantry Battalion at Collins Barracks, Dublin, during the National Day of Commemoration. Photograph: Tom Honan

It rained and rained, and the gulls shrieked throughout, both disturbing the solemnity to such a degree that when Dr Hemant Kumar intoned his pre-prep(...)

Northern Ireland’s First Minister Paul Givan and its Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill  mark the anniversary of the Battle of the Somme. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA Wire

Northern Ireland’s First Minister Paul Givan and its Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill both attended the annual wreath laying ceremony at the Iri(...)

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