The Joby aircraft. Photograph: Bradley Wentzel/Joby

It was sleek, cone-shaped, a little confusing – like something Hollywood would give a sci-fi villain for a quick getaway. It wasn’t a helicopter. And(...)

Anthony O’Brien, former sergeant in the Defence Forces, has called for a public inquiry and redress for the victims of sexual abuse. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Department of Defence is considering the establishment of an independent review of how it handles complaints of sexual abuse in the Defence Forces(...)

The Department of Foreign Affairs called for  ‘increased specialised capabilities within the Defence Forces’ including rapidly deployable units, bomb disposal teams, and more experts in peacekeeping and emerging military technologies

The engagement of the Defence Forces with the European Union and the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (Nato) through Partnership for Peace (PfP) wil(...)

The trade union movement said Defence Forces personnel should enjoy the same basic employment rights as every other worker. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Government proposals for a separate pay review body for Defence Forces personnel could undermine a process in place for over 50 years for determining (...)

Maj General Maureen O’Brien at Cathal Brugha Barracks. She will serve as one of two military advisors to the UN secretary general on peacekeeping operations. Photograph: Tom Honan

Galway woman Maureen O’Brien on Tuesday became the first female major general in the Irish Defence Forces ahead of her appointment as a UN military ad(...)

CHC Ireland’s contract to  provide search and rescue services  is due for renewal in 2023.

An Air Corps bid to provide some search and rescue services for Irish Coast Guard could cost civilian jobs and is unlikely to deliver the advantages c(...)

Defence Forces chief of staff Vice-Admiral Mark Mellett at McKee Barracks in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

Most people remember when they first had a shiver of concern about Covid-19. For Defence Forces chief of staff Vice-Admiral Mark Mellett, it was when(...)

HSE chief clinical officer Dr Colm Henry said  ‘there is a lot of illness out there . . .  and it is much higher than it was in early December’. File photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Two more deaths linked to Covid-19 and 769 new cases of the virus have been reported by the National Public Health Emergency Team on Sunday. It is th(...)

A file image of horses galloping on the Curragh Plains.  The Department of Defence and Kildare County Council are to develop a conservation management plan for the Co Kildare lands. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

The Department of Defence and Kildare County Council are seeking to develop a conservation management plan for the Curragh Plains. A team, led by la(...)

Anthony O’Brien, a former sergeant in the Defence Forces, who is a whistleblower about abuse in the army. ‘I wanted them to know about this stuff. I want something to happen for these victims.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Anthony O’Brien was a young soldier in the 1980s when he was told to drive a commandant home from the Curragh Camp. Once on the Kildare back roads, th(...)

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