PNA general secretary Peter Hughes said the move to 24-hour strikes represented ‘a clear and determined message to the HSE’. Photograph: Alan Betson

Ambulance staff are to stage a series of 24-hour strikes in a major escalation of their long-running campaign over trade union representation rights. (...)

Ecuadorians demonstrate in Quito against the expulsion of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange from the Ecuadorian embassy in London after almost seven years. Photograph: Jose Jacome/EPA

Senior Democrats have said that Julian Assange should be held accountable for WikiLeaks’ hacking of Democratic emails during the 2016 presidential ele(...)

Ambulance staff are to consider proposals for full 24-hour strikes or rolling work stoppages as part of an escalation of their long-running dispute over trade union representation rights. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Ambulance staff are to consider proposals for full 24-hour strikes or rolling work stoppages as part of an escalation of their long-running dispute ov(...)

An Air Corps helicopter at the Wicklow Gap during the search and rescue of a light aircraft that crashed. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Air Corps is struggling to sustain operations because of a critical shortage of fully trained personnel. Both operational wings are significantly(...)

Defence Forces troops in a training exercise last year at the Glen of Imaal, Co Wicklow prior to deployment to Syria. Photograph: Collins

Homecomings for more than 100 Irish soldiers have been delayed after Lebanon failed to grant the plane that was to carry them clearance to land in Bei(...)

Ambulance service staff who have engaged in a series of strikes in recent weeks over union representation rights have said they are prepared to escalate their action. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

Ambulance service staff who have engaged in a series of strikes in recent weeks over union representation rights have said they are prepared to escala(...)

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(...)

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head of legal services, Colonel Jerry Lane, seeking access to a report by  Colm Smyth SC (above) has been resolved and withdrawn at the High Court.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(...)

Defence forces: While recruitment has stepped up, it cannot keep up with departures. Photograph: Alan Betson

So many officers trained in counterterrorism, cyberdefence and other key areas are leaving the military that the viability of the Defence Forces is no(...)

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