The Air Corps has been forced to scale back the emergency helicopter service it provides to the Health Service Executive by one day a week because of a pilot shortage. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Government is reaping the harvest it sowed when it ignored a crisis in the Defence Forces caused by falling numbers, declining morale and poor pay(...)

 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 (...)

Estimating pay levels for the Garda force is particularly challenging, as there are no comparable occupations in the private sector. Photograph: Alan Betson

The industrial action threatened by the Garda poses a serious threat to the Lansdowne Road agreement and efforts to contain public sector pay. Sinc(...)