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An event marking the 100th anniversary of the handover of Victoria Barracks in Cork from the British to the Provisional Government was marked on Wednesday by members of the Defence Forces based at the site, now known as Collins Barracks. Photograph: Defence Forces

The Irish troops who took possession of Victoria Barracks in Cork from the British 100 years ago today would be very proud of the current Defence Forc(...)

Minister for Defence Simon Coveney  and Chief of Staff of the Defence Forces Lieut Gen Sean Clancy at Cathal Brugha Barracks in Dublin on Tuesday. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

A proposal to increase defence spending by €500 million a year will be brought to Cabinet next month for approval. The increased resources is in line(...)

 A ceremonial flypast on the Main Square, at The Defence Forces Training Centre, in The Curragh Camp. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

At midday May 16th 1922, Lieutenant General Jeremiah Joseph J.J (Ginger) O’Connell raised the tricolour on the top of the water tower which overlooks (...)

Daniel Kinahan is the registered owner of an office on the 30th floor of the Jumeirah Bay X3 Tower in Dubai  used  by Ducashew, a company  listed by the US last month as being subject to sanctions

“Elite Residence, Dubai, as the name indicates, is a locality for the elites of Dubai,” says a United Arab Emirates property website. The tower, the (...)

On Monday, June 12th, 1922, at a ceremony held in St George’s Hall at Windsor Castle attended by King George V, the Royal Dublin Fusiliers were disbanded, along with four other regiments recruited in southern Ireland

On January 23rd, 1922, the commanding officer of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers, Lieut-Col KC Weldon, placed a notice in The Irish Times warning all local(...)

Israel has argued that the Masafer Yatta villagers living in Firing Zone 918 were not permanent residents of the area when the firing zone was declared, and therefore have no rights to the land. Photograph: Hazem Bader/AFP via Getty

After a two-decade legal battle, Israel’s high court has ruled that about 1,000 Palestinians can be evicted from an area of the West Bank and the land(...)

Chief of the Defence Forces Lieut Gen Seán Clancy speaking during a ceremony marking the centenary of the military handover of Baldonnel Aerodrome  by the RAF in 1922.  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

The Russian invasion of Ukraine shows the need for Ireland to have a “fit-for-purpose” military, the Defence Forces’ chief of staff has said. Lieut G(...)

A Casa CN235 and a Pilatus PC-9M from the Air Corps fly over the Dublin Spire in O’Connell Street. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Irish Air Corps (IAC) has adjusted the power of its ejector seats to allow more women to train as pilots. The minimum weight requirement of the e(...)

An increase in defence spending is also required under the EU’s Strategic Compass which was endorsed by member states last month after several years of negotiation. Photograph: Alan Betson

An increase in military spending as recommended by the recent Commission on the Defence Forces is unlikely to be completed until at least 2025. Last (...)

An interim report summarising the complaints has now been made to Minister for Defence Simon Coveney. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

A large number of former and serving members of the Defence Forces have come forward with complaints of abuse within the military since the Women of H(...)

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