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 LE Eithne: a letter sent by Cmdr Mick Malone to all Naval Service personnel claimed it and LE Orla would remain tied up until crew numbers improved.  Photograph: Irish Defence Forces

Two Naval Service ships were taken out of service last week for routine maintenance and not because of crew shortages, Minister of State with special (...)

Young recruits: “The cost of living drains the low wages they receive”

Young, poorly paid members of the Defence Forces at times could not afford to commute to their places of work on a daily basis, their representative a(...)

Members of the Defence Forces taking part in a 2013 State engagement. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Government has moved to address a growing crisis in the Defence Forces over falling numbers and increased levels of highly skilled personnel optin(...)

Permanent Defence Force Other Ranks Representative Association (PDFORRA) general secretary Gerry Rooney told Minister of State for Defence Paul Kehoe that the pay rates for those who enlisted in the army, naval service and airforce after 2013 is a hugely important issue. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Low levels of pay is the biggest issue facing new recruits to the Defence Forces, the representative body for its members has said. Permanent Defen(...)

Artists impression of the proposed Indaver facility in Ringaskiddy.

The managing director of the company behind plans for a €160 million incinerator for Cork Harbour has insisted the facility is necessary to handle Cor(...)

An artist’s impression of the proposed waste-to-energy facility

A Cork environmental group has accused An Bord Pleanála of unfairness after it refused to defer an oral hearing into a proposed €160 million incinerat(...)