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Helicopter pilot Dave McInerney gets ready to start work

When did you leave Ireland and why? I first left as a 20 year-old. I was in the Irish Army and went to serve in Lebanon with the UN. That tour in 19(...)

Henry O’Donnell at Carrickfinn beach, Donegal for the start of Finswim 2020. Photograph: Rory O’Donnell

Just after lunchtime on Thursday, 56-year-old Henry O’Donnell pulled on his fins and walked into the sea at Carrickfin beach in Co Donegal in the hope(...)

Captain  Charles O’Rourke (retired): “Up until 1960 we were a garrison army. Our whole environment was parades and inspections, and all the routine of barrack life. It was a pretty unexciting thing.” Photograph: Alan Betson

The ambush of an Irish Army patrol in Niemba in November 1960 shocked the nation, not least Marie O’Rourke whose husband Charles was serving as a lieu(...)

 Sally McEneaney was a ‘very independent and fit woman,’ remembers her daughter

This article is one of a series about people who have died with coronavirus in Ireland and among the diaspora. Read more at irishtimes.com/covid-19-li(...)

The floor area of 78 Eglinton Road is 250sq m (2,693 sq ft) with an additional 42sq m (455sq ft) at attic level.

A house that has had just two owners in almost 100 year suggests a happy home and so it was for Tommy Bacon and his wife Neillí, who raised seven chil(...)

The Burning of Cork on December 11th, 1920. Photograph courtesy of the National Library of Ireland.

With the benefit of hindsight at 100 years remove, and taken in the context of escalating violence and tension throughout that year, it was hardly sur(...)

IRA commander Tom Barry.

IRA commander Tom Barry tried to join the British civil service in Ireland just a year before carrying out the Kilmichael ambush. Barry, an ex-Briti(...)

The Defence Forces has requested permission to deploy the Government jet, which is operated by the Air Corps and is the only aircraft in the corps’ fleet capable of making the journey. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The Government is making plans to rent an aircraft to evacuate Irish army officers from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) amid growing fears for (...)

Elizabeth Morris was diagnosed with Covid-19 on April 4th and died on April 8th, aged 90.

This article is one of a series about people who have died with coronavirus in Ireland and among the diaspora. Read more at irishtimes.com/covid-19-li(...)

Donal de Róiste: The former lieutenant in the Irish Army,  now aged 75, was retired in 1969 by then president Éamon de Valera. Photograph: Jim Walpole

The family of former Irish Army officer Donal de Róiste have welcomed the news that the Government is to hold a review into the circumstances surround(...)

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