Air Corps training aircraft fly over the Spire in Dublin. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Air Corps pilots are to be sent for training with the Royal Australian Air Force under proposals approved by the Cabinet on Thursday. The move is aim(...)

Minister for Finance  Paschal Donohoe and Minister of State for Defence Paul Kehoe announced an increase in the military service allowance paid to virtually all members of the Defence Forces of 10 per cent. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Increases to allowances put in place to boost pay for Defence Forces personnel will not be extended to other groups of State employees, a development (...)

If they remain, the Government’s measures will be seen to have succeeded. If large numbers leave, Minsters will face significant problems. File photograph: The Irish Times

The Government has taken a gamble. It is hoping that a €10 million package of increased allowances, which come into effect immediately, along with the(...)

Military service allowance, paid to virtually all ranks, is to be raised by 10 per cent.

A €10 million package aimed at trying to stem departures from the Defence Forces will lead to tangible increases in earnings but recruitment and reten(...)

 The PDForra representative group is still “deeply concerned” with the Government’s approach to pay restoration. File photograph: Alan Betson

A package to increase the take-home pay of soldiers, sailors and aircrew is “not going to cut it” as it falls short of what is needed to retain member(...)

Members of the Defence Forces are set to see their take-home earnings rise immediately. File photograph

Members of the Defence Forces are set to see their take-home earnings rise immediately on Thursday as the Cabinet is expected to approve proposals for(...)

Defence Forces on a UN interim force in Lebanon. Photograph: Defence Forces Press Office

More than 60 per cent of enlisted personnel and non-commissioned officers have indicated they intend to leave the Defence Forces in the coming two yea(...)

Official projections suggest the numbers of pilots in place may be close to 30 per cent lower than the approved levels. File photograph

The Public Service Pay Commission is expected to say it was constrained by its terms of reference from making recommendations on increasing core pay f(...)

 Numbers within the Army, the Naval Service and the Air Corps have fallen below 8,500, the lowest complement since 1970. File photograph: Alan Betson

Stinginess should not be confused with prudent financial management. In efforts to preserve a reputation for fiscal caution, the Government flirted wi(...)

The €10.1 million package of measures will centre on increases in allowances paid to members of the Defence Forces rather than rises in core pay. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Government is expected to announce a new review of pay for up to 2,500 members of the Defence Forces with specialist or technical skills. The mov(...)

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