Irish Army

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 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 (...)

Former member of the Defence Forces Lisa Smith leaving the Special Criminal Court in Dublin. Photograph: Damien Storan/PA Wire

Lisa Smith, a former soldier who denies membership of Isis, chose to travel to an area controlled by the “demonic” terrorist organisation having rejec(...)

Military sources say the Army possesses about 1,800 Swiss-made AT-4 anti-tank weapons. Photograph: Defence Forces

There are currently just under 2,000 anti-tank weapons lying idle in Irish munitions depots which many have come to believe would be far better off in(...)

 Lisa Smith (39), from Dundalk, Co Louth, arriving at the Special Criminal Court on Monday where her trial continues. Photograph: Collins Courts

Lisa Smith, a former Defence Forces member who denies membership of Islamic State, told a fellow soldier that the Irish government were “all a shower(...)

Lisa Smith, from Dundalk, Co. Louth, arriving at the Special Criminal Court: denies membership of a terrorist organisation. Photograph: Collins Courts

An FBI agent has told the Special Criminal Court that it was “beyond suspicion” that former Irish soldier Lisa Smith had joined the Islamic State (Isi(...)

The court dismissed an appeal by Sean O’Brien (62) because of a 26-year delay in prosecuting the case.

The Court of Appeal (CoA) has rejected a legal action of a prison officer who claimed a bullet narrowly missed him when a firearm was discharged by an(...)

European troops training members of the Malian military.  Twenty Irish Defence Forces personnel are participating in the EU mission to train Mali’s army. Photograph: Mary Fitzgerald

The Army Ranger Wing (ARW), the Defence Forces’s special forces unit, is to cease counter-terrorism operations in Mali this year. The move would free(...)

Private Patrick Kelly was killed alongside Garda Gary Sheehan by the Provisional IRA at a shoot out during the rescue of businessman Don Tidey in December 1983. Image courtesy of the Kelly family.

The family of the only Irish soldier to be killed during the Troubles has called for an end to the “orchestrated nationwide campaign of misinformation(...)

Becky and Rachel from The Unthanks are among the performers at an Other Voices event hosted by the Irish Embassy in London on Friday night. Photograph: Jeff Spicer/Getty

As relations between London and Dublin remain sunk in mutual mistrust over the Northern Ireland protocol, the Irish Embassy in London’s Grosvenor Plac(...)

Members of the Irish delegation at the signing of the Anglo-Irish Treaty in December 1921. A conference is being held in University College Cork addressing the centenary of the agreement.   Photograph: Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

There is no “narrative of grievance” in Britain as a result of Irish independence, a historian has suggested. Prof Richard Toye said right-wing Brit(...)

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