The review is due to conclude soon and Minister of State for Defence Paul Kehoe   says he expects the authorities to take any necessary action to ensure the right of military personnel to vote. File photograph: Frank Miller

Some members of the Defence Forces, including some personnel serving overseas, did not get to vote in the local and European elections because they on(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar visits Irish troops in Mali in January. The existing troops are there in a non-combat training role.

Ireland went to war twice this week. One of these conflicts – the one that dominated public discussion – was a running joke. The idea that diplomatic (...)

Irish Army Ranger wing on patrol in Chad in 2008. Photograph: Conor Lally

The Army Ranger Wing is being deployed to the UN mission in Mali for two years, with a team of 14 personnel to rotate every four months. A decision t(...)

Chinese leader Xi Jinping toasted the Russian leader  Vladimir Putin as his 	‘best friend’.   Photograph: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg

As China pivots towards Russia amid its escalating trade war with Washington, military tensions have been ratcheted up in the region on a number of fr(...)

The Puck Fair is one of hundreds of festivals that could be under threat if the Civil Defence fails to renew its licence.

Dozens of festivals that were under threat this summer due to a legal issue involving the Civil Defence are set to go ahead. The Civil Defence provid(...)

Official figures confirm the number of people departing the Defence Forces has surged in recent years.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Defence Force pay rates compare very favourably with other parts of the public service and some claims about conditions were “misleading” and “wildly (...)

Defence Forces on a UN interim force in Lebanon. Photograph: Defence Forces Press Office

The Defence Forces has had its largest loss of personnel in almost a decade despite efforts to recruit new entrants, new figures show. The Irish Time(...)

Minister for Enterprise Heather Humphreys said the Government had provided €1bn for the Defence Forces and was fully committed to ensuring they had the resources to deal with all their functions. File photograph: The Irish Times

Defence Force personnel must now be allowed to join a trade union the Dáil has heard following “extraordinary” and “unprecedented criticism” of the De(...)

Jonathan Lennon (35), from Clonee, Dublin 15, at court on Tuesday. Photograph: Collins Courts

A civil servant in the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) gave a tip-off about the imminent arrest of a suspect for the murder of dis(...)

Food producers at the annual Dingle Food Festival, which could be affected by the Civil Defence issue. Photograph: Don MacMonagle

Talks will take place next between Department of Defence officials and the regulator for emergency medical services to head off a threat to Civil Defe(...)

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