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Lisa Smith travelled to northern Syria four years ago, where she married an Isis fighter, who was later killed. Photograph: CNN

The dire humanitarian conditions in the Syrian refugee camp containing alleged Islamic State supporter Lisa Smith have prompted the Government to exam(...)

Flame and smoke are seen during an Israeli air strike in Gaza. Photograph: Mohammed Salem/Reuters

Israeli aircraft hit what were termed “Hamas targets” across the Gaza Strip on Monday evening after a rocket fired from Gaza destroyed a home in centr(...)

Criminal Courts of Justice, Parkgate Street, Dublin.

A former Army officer who groomed and sexually abused two teenage boys during the 1990s has been refused extra time to appeal his 11-year sentence. T(...)

Supporters of serving Defence Forces personnel and retired members participating in a  protest over low pay in the armed forces. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

A group representing members of the Defence Forces, pensioner members and their families is targeting local and European election candidates with a nu(...)

The area around the house was sealed off following the discovery of a device. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A man is expected to appear in court on Saturday charged in connection with a firearm incident in the Poppintree area of Ballymun on March 11th. Ga(...)

Patrick Fedigan  claims  the Minister for Defence, Ireland and the Attorney General were negligent and in breach of their duty towards him on grounds including he was not a suitable person to be prescribed Larium. Photograph: Collins Courts

A former soldier’s damages action against the State over health problems allegedly suffered as a result of being prescribed the anti-malaria drug Lari(...)

Minister for Defence Paul Kehoe greets members of the Defence Foirces at the commissioning ceremony of the 10th Potential Officers Course to the rank of officer at the Printworks in Dublin Castle on Tuesday. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

“Ladies and gentlemen,” intoned Minister for Defence Paul Kehoe as he addressed the commissioning ceremony of the newest officers of the Defence Force(...)

An action by Defence Forces head of legal services, Colonel Jerry Lane, seeking access to a report by  Colm Smyth SC (above) has been resolved and withdrawn at the High Court. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A senior army officer’s action over the State’s refusal to provide him with an independent report into his allegations of corruption and misconduct wi(...)

Members of 59th Infantry Group take part in a mission-readiness exercise at Coolmoney camp in Co Wicklow as they prepare for deployment to Syria. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Four High Court cases taken by the Defence Forces’ rank-and-file representative organisation, Pdforra, have been adjourned following an unexpected of(...)

Lisa Smith (extreme right) may have overheard information on the Govermnet jet, but nothing of interest to Isis, military sources say. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins, Dublin

An Irish military intelligence inquiry concluded a former Defence Forces member gleaned little or no sensitive information before she left Ireland to (...)

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