Minister for Defence Simon Coveney with Chief of Staff of the Defence Forces Lieutenant General Seán Clancy addressing a press conference announcing the publication of the Commission on the Defence Forces report at the Military College, Defence Forces Training Centre, Curragh Camp, Co Kildare. Photograph: Alan Betson

Even getting to the minimum level of defence spending recommended by the Commission on the Defence Forces will be a “huge ask”, Minister for Defence S(...)

Fergus O’Dowd: Drogheda’s data deputy.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Tense moments at a cemetery in west Cork last week after Martin Ferris concluded his controversial graveside oration at an event to honour “the last I(...)

Defence Forces recruitment and retention will feature among the commission’s recommendations in its final report. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Culture and management have been among the main problems highlighted to the Commission on the Defence Forces which is due to complete its work in comi(...)

The Irish Aviation Authority has urged that the military ‘should have full capability to detect potential aircraft infringements into our national airspace’.  File photograph: RAF/PA

It was the second week in March last year and the world was focused on the worsening Covid-19 pandemic, as it raged around the globe. Off the northwes(...)

 The Oireachtas committee heard the Reserve Defence Forces had about 1,500 personnel compared with about 4,000 in the 1990s. File photograph: Alan Betson

The contentious issue of rates of pay, allowances and overtime for Defence Forces personnel, would not be considered by the Commission on the Defence (...)

 Garda specialist units are currently housed in Harcourt Square but must vacate the offices by the end of 2022. Photograph: Frank Miller

The Office of Public Works (OPW) has warned there will be “huge financial implications” if there are further delays to work on a new Garda command and(...)

 The investigations division of the Department of Agriculture, whose numbers have been substantially reduced from six to three personnel, came into being in October 2014. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

The investigations division of the Department of Agriculture, whose numbers have been substantially reduced from six to three personnel, came into bei(...)

A team of specialist investigators from the sexual crime unit has been set up to co-ordinate the inquiries within the Garda National Protective Services Bureau.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Specialist gardaí are currently carrying out 110 criminal investigations into former scout leaders alleged to have sexually abused children in legacy (...)

The Department of Justice on St Stephens Green. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Department of Justice and Equality was “not fit for purpose” prior to a recently completed overhaul, according to its most senior civil servant. (...)

Gardaí have set up an incident room at Watercourse Road Garda Station and are appealing to anyone who was in the Chapelgate area between 6pm and 8pm on Friday and saw anything suspicious to contact them. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Gardaí investigating a gun attack on a 41-year-old man in front of his partner in Cork city at the weekend have begun examining CCTV footage in the ho(...)

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