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Presidential candidate Sean Gallagher attended a defence Forces  protest outside  Leinster House on Wednesday and where he also met  some Fianna Fail   TDs. Photograph:  Gareth Chaney Collins

A Fianna Fáil TD has said he is likely to vote for Sean Gallagher in the presidential election despite Micheál Martin saying his parliamentary party w(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Garda Commissioner Drew Harris. Photograph: Maxwellphotography.ie

An ambitious programme to radically reform and modernise the Garda and its oversight bodies, covering all aspects of police practice and culture, has (...)

Áras an Uachtaráin: When Mary Robinson arrived in the park, the tone and meaning of the presidency seemed to change. Photograph: Frank Miller

Here are a few things the President of Ireland cannot do: the President can’t promote business or end corruption or keep immigrants out. The President(...)

Defence Forces troops of the 7th Infantry Battalion, Dublin, and members of the 58th Infantry Group training at the Glen of Imaal on September 5th. They are entering their final phase of training after three months of intensive preparation for their forthcoming deployment to the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) in Syria. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins

Irish troops serving as part of a UN mission in the Middle East have moved back to the Syrian side of the Golan Heights after withdrawing four years a(...)

National Crime Agency handout photo of Border Force cutter HMC Vigilant intercepting a catamaran off the south west coast of Cornwall. Photograph:  NCA/PA Wire

Five men have been charged after being captured at sea with the assistance of the Irish Defence Forces while allegedly in possession of at least 500kg(...)

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan inspects a guard of honour at the official opening of the new Kevin Street Garda station  in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/ The Irish Times.

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has defended the vetting process the incoming Garda commissioner Drew Harris faced amid concern that State secur(...)

Mark O’Sullivan claims to have suffered psychological side-effects after being prescribed the anti-malaria drug Lariam by the Defence Forces.

Ex-soldier Mark O’Sullivan’s voice is fragile but clear as he details his descent into crippling depression: vivid nightmares, waking up drenched in s(...)

An aerial view of the crowd at Phoenix Park in Dublin as Pope Francis attended the closing Mass at the World Meeting of Families. Photograph: Liam McBurney-Pool/Getty Images.

An organiser of Sunday’s papal Mass in the Phoenix Park has estimated that 200,000 people attended the Dublin event, based on the amount of communion (...)

 Pope Francis shakes hands with Katherine Zappone, Minister  for Children and Youth Affairs, at a reception at Áras an Uachtaráin  in Dublin. Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

The pope and the Minister for Children clasped hands beneath the portico. As greetings go, this one went on far longer than protocol might require. Wh(...)

1) Self-testing kits for HIV should not be relied on as the sole means to check for HIV, according to the Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA).(...)

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