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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar attends the annual Christian Social Union (CSU) party meeting at Kloster Seeon  in Seeon, Germany, on Friday. Photograph: EPA

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar will begin a week-long visit to Mali and Ethiopia on Sunday. It will be his longest continuous visit outside the State since (...)

The words of Marshal Foch are carved in stone at the bottom of the Franco-Irish memorial which was unveiled at Glasnevin cemetery in 2016.

The Irish who died in the first World War had an “unconquerable spirit” that “has placed them among the world’s greatest soldiers”, wrote the allied f(...)

Irish Army Mowag personnel carriers loading  onto a ship in Dublin  on their way to Chad for a UN mission

The Defence Forces has received significant extra money for purchases of new equipment next year across the Army, Air Corps and Naval Service. Morale(...)

Defence Forces troops of the 7th Infantry Battalion, Dublin, and members of the 58th Infantry Group training at the Glen of Imaal on September 5th. They are entering their final phase of training after three months of intensive preparation for their forthcoming deployment to the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) in Syria. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins

Irish troops serving as part of a UN mission in the Middle East have moved back to the Syrian side of the Golan Heights after withdrawing four years a(...)

A UN honour guard carries a box containing remains believed to be from American servicemen killed during the 1950-53 Korean War after they arrived from North Korea, at Osan Air Base. Photograph:  Ahn Young-joon/ Pool/Getty Images.

North Korea has returned the remains of some US troops killed during the Korean War (1950-53), the latest stage in diplomacy since president Donald Tr(...)

Defence Forces participation in two Pesco projects will ensure they have the best equipment and training. Photograph: Alan Betson

Ireland is to agree to join two projects as part of its participation in a European Union defence project, the Permanent Structured Co-operation (Pesc(...)

A harrowing account of arriving in Rwanda at the height of the genocide there in 1994 is among more than 150 audio files being released by the Defence(...)

 Enda Kenny with Leo Quinlan and some of the men who served with Col Patrick Quinlan in the Congo. L-R: Tadhg Quinn, Leo Boland, Noel Carey, Tom Gunne, and Sen Gerard Craughwell. Photograph: Alan Landers.

Tribute has been paid to the man who led 155 Defence Force members back to Ireland after the Siege of Jadotville in 1961. The late Col Pat Quinlan fr(...)

The Department of Foreign Affairs has defended Maj-Gen Mike Beary (above), saying his “outstanding record of leadership in numerous international peace-keeping roles speaks for itself”. File photograph: Unifil/UN

The United Nations’ peacekeeping mandate in southern Lebanon, in which Ireland is heavily involved, has been renewed and strengthened but only after f(...)

“I believe they are doing very important work there on an ongoing basis,’’ Minister of State for Defence  Paul Kehoe said. Photograph: Alan Betson

The withdrawal of Irish peacekeeping soldiers from the Golan Heights has been ruled out by Minister of State for Defence Paul Kehoe. He said no miss(...)

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