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A commissioning ceremony for Army officers at the Defence Forces Training Centre in the Curragh Camp, Co Kildare. File photograph: Alan Betson

The State’s defence budget will exceed €1 billion next year, after the Department of Defence was granted an extra €32.3 million in Budget 2020. Some(...)

Members of 59th Infantry Group take part in a mission-readiness exercise at Coolmoney camp in Co Wicklow as they prepare for deployment to Syria. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Four High Court cases taken by the Defence Forces’ rank-and-file representative organisation, Pdforra, have been adjourned following an unexpected of(...)

A recent report commissioned by the Defence Forces found it is now at a “critical point” with staff numbers well below the target of 9,500. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Defence Forces has opened a new recruitment competition amid concern over dwindling troop numbers in the military. Announcing the recruitment dri(...)

LÉ Róisín crew members assist in rescuing people from a vessel located about 39 nautical miles northwest of Tripoli, Libya in May 2016. Photograph: Irish Defence Forces

Defence Forces personnel who joined the migrant rescue mission in the Mediterranean will receive an additional payment of €15 a day following an agree(...)

Migrants on board the Naval Service patrol ship LÉ Niamh.  Photograph: Irish Defence Forces

Members of the Defence Forces will be given a tax-free daily payment which it is claimed is due to those who helped save the lives of migrants in the (...)

Minister for Education Richard Bruton said the ASTI “now appears intent on proceeding with their action, which will lead to disruption in schools in the new school year” as of September. File photograph: Getty Images

Disruption in second levels schools from September now seems set to proceed, Minister for Education Richard Bruton has indicated. The Minister’s com(...)

Tricolours that drape coffins of former members of the Defence Forces must be returned to the military authorities. Photograph: Ed Pritchard/Getty Images

The families of former members of the Defence Forces whose coffins are draped with Tricolours at their funerals must return the flags to the military (...)

The Naval Services vessel LE Samuel Beckett, which has been deployed to the Mediterranean. Photograph: Irish Naval Services

Naval Service members rescuing migrants from the Mediterranean are not entitled to full overseas service payments because they are not in danger, the (...)

PDforra, the association representing soldiers, sailors and aircrew, believes while increased recruitment may bring more women into the ranks, more flexibility needs to be introduced in order to retain them. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Radical new work practices are needed in the army, air corps, and naval service if a Government target of doubling the number of women serving is to b(...)

Military personnel are barred from joining a union or going on strike. Pdforra wants to join the Irish Congress of Trade Unions  and participate in collective bargaining

Conor Lally In Sligo Rank and file Defence Forces personnel are to take a case to Europe seeking trade union-style rights following a successful acti(...)